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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

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Sep 21, 1:05 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tropicana Field hosts an MLB battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.

It's a pitching duel between Alex Cobb for the Rays (9-3 on the year) and Miguel Gonzalez for Baltimore (10-7 so far).

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Rays - Orioles odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Baltimore is at No. 8 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Orioles are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Orioles own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

The Orioles were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Baltimore lost in extra innings against the Rays on Friday as Tampa Bay edged them 5-4 at Tropicana Field.

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

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 22

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