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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Matchup Report


Baltimore Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays
81-74 September 23, 2013, 03:10 PM | Tropicana Field 86-69



A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Baltimore duelling Tampa Bay on Monday at Tropicana Field.

Chris Archer gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 9-7 mark. In the other dugout, Wei-Yin Chen brings a 7-7 ledger to the game for the Orioles as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Rays as -130 Favorite on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The Rays sit at No. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Orioles sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

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In their last action, Baltimore was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from E Romero at Tropicana Field.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 lineup of the Orioles at 4.59 runs per outing.

Baltimore brings the No. 20-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 11-ranked defense.

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games
Baltimore is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing Baltimore


Next up:
Baltimore at Toronto, Tuesday, September 24th
Tampa Bay at New York, Tuesday, September 24th

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