The Baltimore Orioles will hand the ball to righthander Bud Norris on Thursday night as they close out their baseball betting series at Camden Yards against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Norris is 11-8 with a 3.91 ERA on the season, and over his five career appearances against the Rays he’s 1-2 with a 3.96 ERA in 25 innings. Tampa Bay will go with Jeremy Hellickson for Thursday’s contest, with the righthander 9-4 with a 3.25 ERA so far in his career against the Orioles.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as underdogs of 113 at most Sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.
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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-4 win for the Orioles. A 4.4-4 result in favor of the Orioles is the prediction by the Odds – VSB
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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
75-56 Baltimore battles the Rays, currently with a 65-68 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baltimore vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
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MLB Power Rankings have the Baltimore Orioles at No. 2 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 5 heading into this contest.
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How Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Stats Matchup
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Baltimore has baseball’s No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.87 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.56 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 3.81 runs per game on the highway. Baltimore, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay rolled to a 3-1 win against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Drew Smyly and the Rays’ bats led the team to victory at Camden Yards.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Betting Odds Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore’s last 12 games
Baltimore is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Baltimore is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
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