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Baltimore Orioles take on Rays in baseball test

Baltimore Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays
81-71 September 21, 2013, 01:05 PM | Tropicana Field 83-69

The Baltimore Orioles will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Orioles on this day; he's 10-7 on the season. The Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Alex Cobb, who will be looking to improve on his 9-3 mark.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 19 and the Orioles at No. 12 heading into this contest.

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 lost in extra innings against the Rays on Friday as Tampa Bay edged them 5-4 at Tropicana Field.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 lineup of the Orioles at 4.63 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 12 defense, allowing 4.25 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Baltimore's No. 20-rated defense.

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
Baltimore is 2-7-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 3-5-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Sunday, September 22nd