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Rays visit Baltimore Orioles in MLB clash

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
May 6, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Baltimore on Friday at Camden Yards.

It's a pitching duel between Zachary Britton for the Orioles (5-1 on the year) and James Shields for Tampa Bay (2-1 so far).

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baltimore opened as -105 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles - Rays odds would favor the Orioles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 11 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 13 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Baltimore and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Rays at 4.1 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Blue Jays on May 5. Bettors who backed the Rays at -178 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from David Price - will prevaiil again after their 3-1 victory against Toronto at Tropicana Field.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 9-1 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -110 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-1 to Kansas City on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Saturday, May 7

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