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Rays Have Opened Series With Authority

Although they dropped their last one, the Rays have been tearing up series openers, winning seven of their last eight for bettors both straight up and on the runline. They’ll crack open another one against the Orioles today in a contest where Blake Snell (0-5, 4.98 ERA) will take the hill for Tampa in search of his first win of the season.

SHARK BITES
  • The Orioles are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games on the road against the Rays.
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of the Rays’ last 13 games as home favorites.
  • The Orioles have the 2nd worst pitching staff in baseball (5.16 ERA).

Snell was supposed to be the next in the never-ending pipeline of stud starting pitchers for the Rays, but so far that hasn’t been the case. The lefty hasn’t lasted six innings since his first start of the season and his splits against righties are awful.

Fellow youngster Kevin Gausman (6-7, 6.11 ERA) will take the rock for the O’s looking for some semblance of consistency. In three of his last five starts, the 26-year-old has allowed one or zero runs. In the other two? He allowed 13 total earned runs, surrendering four home runs to the Cubs.

When he last faced the Rays, Gausman pitched seven strong innings in which he gave up just two hits and no runs. He’ll have the pleasure of taking on a team that’s dropped four straight contests in today’s start and his team will be the slight underdog. Snell’s first win of the season might have to wait.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Baltimore Orioles before the first pitch in this match found them as 120 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the OVER/UNDER total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.4 win for the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 51-48 record to the battle against the 47-51 Orioles. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Baltimore injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 22 (Baltimore Orioles) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 18-ranked scoring average of 4.64 runs per game, against a Baltimore Orioles offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.66 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.67 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.97 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the No. 29 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orioles enjoyed a 9-7 victory at the expense of the Astros on Sunday at Camden Yards.

The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jake Odorizzi's start, as they lost 6-5 against Texas on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Baltimore is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
  • Baltimore is 7-18 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, July 25

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