Alex Cobb, Miguel Gonzalez take mound in Orioles vs Rays tilt
Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
Baltimore will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Camden Yards.
Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Alex Cobb to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-2. Getting the ball for the Orioles is Miguel Gonzalez, who owns a 8-5 record on the season with a 3.84 ERA.
The Rays were listed as +-117 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 5-rated Rays in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Baltimore has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Tillman and the Orioles 4-3 on Monday at Camden Yards.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Wednesday, August 21