Moneyline favors Orioles in battle with Rays
Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Baltimore Orioles look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rays arrive at Camden Yards on Tuesday.
It's a pitching duel between Jake Arrieta for the Orioles (0-0 on the year) and Fausto Carmona for Tampa Bay (0-2 so far).
The Rays were listed as +-127 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 5 (Orioles) and the No. 11 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 15 and scoring 2.9 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (6.4 per nine innings).
Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Orioles' league No. 7-ranked defense.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 3-2 loss against Boston on Monday, as Jeremy Hellickson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.
Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -106 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Orioles were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the New York staff and losing 3-0 to the Yankees on Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2
A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore's last 12 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Wednesday, April 17