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Tillman takes the mound for Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles will send 14-game winner Chris Tillman to the mound on Monday night at Camden Yards as they open up a three-game MLB betting series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tillman is 14-3 with a 3.70 ERA on the season, and he took a no-decision against the D-Backs last time out after allowing just two runs in six innings of work. The righthander gave up three runs in six innings in a win over the Rays on June 9.

The Rays send David Price (6-5) to the hill for this contest.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Baltimore sat as +105 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 8 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 5 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 6 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Baltimore’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -151 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Toronto 2-1 in extra innings at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at -144 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Orioles enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Sunday, with Scott Feldman throwing 6 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Tuesday, August 20