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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles in MLB odds

Baltimore OriolesTampa Bay Rays
Aug 4, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

55-51TEAM RECORD56-50

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Orioles arrive at Tropicana Field on Saturday.

Wei-Yin Chen, with a record of 9-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Orioles, while the Rays trot Jeremy Hellickson to the mound in this one. He is 6-6 so far in 2012.

View Baltimore vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 14-rated Orioles in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay's No. 12 ranked American League offense (4.1 runs per game) against a Orioles defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Rays have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Orioles have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Defensively, Baltimore features the American League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

Baltimore was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Rays. They lost as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Baltimore didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Matt Moore in a losing cause, 2-0, against Tampa Bay on Friday.

Baltimore Orioles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Orioles at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 20 of Baltimore's last 25 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Baltimore's last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 5