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MLB BASEBALL

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Monday when the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Wei-Yin Chen in this game. Chen has a 7-7 record and a 4.03 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Chris Archer. The righthander has a 3.02 ERA to go along with a 9-7 record this season.

In their last action, Baltimore was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Baltimore has lost 4 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Baltimore: 81-74 SU
Tampa Bay: 86-69 SU

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

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore home to Toronto, Tuesday, September 24
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Tuesday, September 24