Jason Hammel faces Jeremy Hellickson in MLB odds action

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May 17, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Tampa Bay Rays invade Camden Yards on Friday.

Jason Hammel gets the call for the Baltimore Orioles and he will try to build on a 5-1 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Hellickson brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Orioles bats.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Orioles in this matchup found them as -117 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 2-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Baltimore’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 10-rated defense.

The Rays were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Thursday, with Alex Cobb throwing 6 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +148 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Padres, who beat them 8-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Jason Marquis at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Saturday, May 18