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Orioles face Tampa Bay Rays: MLB odds preview and stats

Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays
Oct 1, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Baltimore pays a visit to Tampa Bay on Monday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Wei-Yin Chen, with a record of 12-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Rays trot Alex Cobb to the mound in this one. He is 10-9 so far in 2012.

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Rays and the American League No. 9-rated Orioles in this matchup.

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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. 11-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Baltimore won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Red Sox on September 30. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore rolled to a 6-3 win against Boston on Sunday, as Joe Saunders and the Orioles' bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -170 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to a 6-2 win against Chicago on Sunday, as David Price and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, October 2

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