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Tampa Bay favored by -160 against Baltimore on Friday

Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays
May 13, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Rays get a visit from the Baltimore Orioles in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Jeremy Guthrie for the Orioles on the hill facing Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays. Guthrie brings a 1-5 mark to the game, while Hellickson is 3-2 to date on the season.

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rays as -160 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 Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 11 in the American League and the Orioles at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Orioles average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 2.9 runs per game.

Last time out for Baltimore, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -154 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Orioles beat Seattle in extra innings, earning a 2-1 victory at Camden Yards in MLB wagering action.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Indians on May 12. Bettors who backed the Rays at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-4 victory over Cleveland on Thursday at Progressive Field behind starter James Shields.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Baltimore's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 21 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 14