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Baltimore favored by -118 against Tampa Bay on Wednesday

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
Aug 21, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

72-52TEAM RECORD67-58

The Baltimore Orioles host Tampa Bay on Wednesday, looking to build on their 67-58 mark against the 72-52 Rays in MLB betting action at Camden Yards.

Jeremy Hellickson, with a record of 10-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Rays, while the Orioles trot Wei-Yin Chen to the mound in this one. He is 6-6 so far in 2013.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Orioles were listed as -118 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Orioles and the American League No. 5-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 6 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Baltimore’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

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. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Miguel Gonzalez and the Orioles 7-4 on Tuesday at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
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 Orioles Trends:
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 Rays at Orioles 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

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Friday, August 23
Baltimore home to Oakland, Friday, August 23