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Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
Sep 11, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

77-63TEAM RECORD78-62

Baltimore will look to improve on its 78-62 record when take on Tampa Bay, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Baltimore sends Jason Hammel out against Matt Moore for the Rays in this game. Hammel is 8-6 with a 3.46 ERA on the season, while Moore is 10-9 on the year and has a 3.66 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Baltimore sat as +130 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Orioles, most recently No. 12 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the American League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.9 hits on average).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

The Rays were a 6-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -139 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Texas 6-0 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 13-3 result against the Yankees on September 9. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Sunday, suffering a 13-3 humiliation against New York.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Wednesday, September 12

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