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The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on the field at Tropicana Field on Saturday in a battle of division rivals.
The Orioles will trot Miguel Gonzalez out to the mound in this one. Righthander Gonzalez has a 10-7 record and a 3.96 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be Alex Cobb. The righthander has a 3.02 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.
The Orioles were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
Baltimore: 81-71 SU
Tampa Bay: 83-69 SU
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Sunday, September 22