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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles meet at Camden Yards.
Alex Cobb will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Cobb is 7-2 this season with a 2.94 ERA.
Cobb's opponent in this one will be Miguel Gonzalez. The Orioles righthander has a 3.84 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -128 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 71-52 SU
Baltimore: 67-57 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Baltimore home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, August 21