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Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles with Odds and Betting Pick

Tampa Bay Rays

vs

Baltimore Orioles
Monday, August 25, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Camden Yards

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jake Odorizzi to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-10. Getting the ball for the Baltimore Orioles is Chris Tillman, who owns a 10-5 record on the season with a 3.44 ERA.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Baltimore Orioles in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -131 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-4.1 win for the Orioles. A 4.4-4.1 result in favor of the Orioles is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Orioles sport a record of 73-55 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 64-66 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Baltimore Orioles sit at No. 2 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 5 on the same chart.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Baltimore Orioles No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.25 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.95 runs per game. The Orioles have averaged 8.88 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.77 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 3.85 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 2-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They won as +101 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Toronto 2-1 in extra innings at Rogers Centre.

Baltimore lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cubs on August 24. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Baltimore didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Tuesday, August 26th