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Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays in MLB odds

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
April 18, 7:05 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the Baltimore vs Tampa Bay battle on Thursday at Camden Yards as the Orioles try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Orioles, Miguel Gonzalez gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face David Price, 0-1 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of +112 for the Orioles in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Orioles - Rays odds would favor the Orioles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 11 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Baltimore and its American League No. 5-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 15 lineup of the Rays at 3.2 runs per outing.

Baltimore owns the American League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Orioles on April 17. Bettors who backed the Rays at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Baltimore on Wednesday at Camden Yards behind starter Matt Moore.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 2-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Baltimore's last 6 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Oakland, Friday, April 19
Baltimore home to LA Dodgers, Friday, April 19