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Orioles vs Rays Baseball Game Preview

Baltimore Orioles

Tampa Bay Rays
81-71 September 20, 2013, 07:10 PM | Tropicana Field 83-69

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and Baltimore on Friday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Tampa Bay sends David Price out against Jason Hammel for the Orioles in this game. Price is 8-8 with a 3.42 ERA on the season, while Hammel is 7-8 on the year and has a 5.12 ERA.

View Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Rays in this matchup found them as -177 Favorite on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The Rays - Orioles odds would favor the Orioles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Baltimore is at No. 12.

Baltimore was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore suffered a 3-1 loss against Boston on Thursday, as Chris Tillman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -116 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 8-2 on Thursday behind a start from Yu Darvish at Tropicana Field.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 13 ranked offense (4.25 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.33 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 8.69 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Baltimore owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.23 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Saturday, September 21st