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Rays vs Orioles Baseball Game Preview

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
July 25, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Baltimore will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to Camden Yards.

The match puts starter David Price for the Rays on the hill facing Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles. Price brings a 13-4 mark to the game, while Gonzalez is 2-1 to date on the season.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rays listed as favorites of 125 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 7-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Baltimore's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Orioles have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Rays were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at +123 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Tuesday, with Jeremy Hellickson throwing 6 1/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

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

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Thursday, July 26