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Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays
Sep 2, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Baltimore Orioles pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay sends David Price out against Zachary Britton for the Orioles in this game. Price is 12-11 with a 3.40 ERA on the season, while Britton is 8-9 on the year and has a 4.28 ERA.

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-215 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Rays, most recently No. 6 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Orioles, who rate an American League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Orioles offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Orioles hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Baltimore was an 8-6 loser at home against the Blue Jays. Bettors on Toronto at -108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Baltimore looks to rebound from a loss to the Blue Jays, who beat them 8-6 on Thursday behind a start from Luis Perez at Camden Yards.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rays were saddled with a loss last time out in Jeff Niemann's start, as they lost 7-2 against Texas on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 3

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