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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards.

The Rays will trot Jeremy Hellickson out to the mound in this one. Righthander Hellickson has a 1-2 record and a 5.25 ERA this season.

The Orioles will counter Hellickson with Jason Hammel. Righthander Hammel has a 4.93 ERA to go along with a 5-1 record this season.

The Rays were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Orioles were an 8-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got San Diego at +148 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 2 straight games.
Baltimore has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 20-20 SU
Baltimore: 23-17 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Baltimore home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 18