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Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
April 17, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

4-9TEAM RECORD7-6

MLB wagering interest swings to the Baltimore vs Tampa Bay battle on Wednesday at Camden Yards as the Orioles try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Matt Moore, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Orioles trot Chris Tillman to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2013.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Orioles as +108 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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. 11.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Rays average 6.4 hits per game, good for No. 15 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay suffered a 5-4 loss against Baltimore on Tuesday, as Fausto Carmona wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.

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

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Thursday, April 18

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