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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles meet at Camden Yards.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Hellickson in this game. Hellickson has a 10-6 record and a 4.91 ERA this season.
Hellickson's opponent in this one will be Wei-Yin Chen. The Orioles lefthander has a 3.23 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -109 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.
Baltimore has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 72-52 SU
Baltimore: 67-58 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Friday, August 23
Baltimore home to Oakland, Friday, August 23