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Rays open as moneyline underdog vs Orioles

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
May 18, 4:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Camden Yards on Saturday as host Baltimore battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Fausto Carmona to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-4. Getting the ball for the Orioles is Jair Jurrjens, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 0.00 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Orioles as -124 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Orioles rated this week at No. 5 and the Rays sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Baltimore's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Orioles have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 12-10 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +100 were rewarded, while the 22 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 12-10 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Friday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 7 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Camden Yards.

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

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

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 17 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Sunday, May 19