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Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Orioles

Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays
May 14, 4:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

17-20TEAM RECORD23-15

The visiting Orioles hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Rays will rely on Wade Davis to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Brad Bergesen will be his counterpart for the Orioles. Wade Davis is 4-2 this season, and Brad Bergesen is 0-4.

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Tampa Bay sat as -180 favorites. The total was set at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 13 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's American League No. 13-rated defense.

The Orioles were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Orioles were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 3-0 to the Rays on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 21 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 15

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