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Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Friday.

The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jason Hammel in this game. Hammel has a 7-8 record and a 5.20 ERA this season.

The Rays will counter Hammel with David Price. Lefthander Price has a 3.42 ERA to go along with a 8-8 record this season.

Baltimore was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -116 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Baltimore: 81-71 SU
Tampa Bay: 83-69 SU

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

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 8-2
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Saturday, September 21