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Tampa Bay Rays Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Baltimore Orioles

Camden Yards hosts an MLB battle between the Baltimore Orioles and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.

Baltimore hands the ball to starter Miguel Gonzalez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-3 mark on the year. Tampa Bay counters with Nathan Karns, who will try to quiet the fans and the Orioles bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Baltimore Orioles as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.8 result in favor of the Orioles. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baltimore Orioles sport a record of 22-24 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 24-24 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Baltimore is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 23 at 8.15 hits per game. That compares with the Baltimore Orioles No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.48 runs per game. Baltimore, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.85 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Felix Hernandez in a losing cause, 3-0, against Seattle on Wednesday.

The Orioles enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with Mike Wright throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Camden Yards.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Baltimore
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games
  • Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Baltimore's last 17 games at home
  • Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Saturday, May 30th