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Baseball odds preview - Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore

Tampa Bay RaysBaltimore Orioles
May 7, 1:10 PM | GrassCamden Yards

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds

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Tampa Bay pays a visit to Baltimore on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Orioles bats in baseball action at Camden Yards.

The Orioles will turn to Jeremy Guthrie and his 1-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Jeremy Hellickson (2-2) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Orioles as -120 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 13-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 11-rated Orioles in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Baltimore's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Orioles have averaged 7.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rays hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Orioles on May 6. Bettors who backed the Rays at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 6-2 final on Friday in support of James Shields at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rays at Orioles trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Baltimore is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Sunday, May 8