Baseball Bets: Orioles vs. Rays

October 2, 2012 MLB Baseball

The Baltimore Orioles will fly down to Tampa Bay for an all important AL East matchup with the Rays in a three game series beginning tonight. The first pitch in Tropicana Field is scheduled to be thrown at 7:10 PM ET.

Baltimore (92-67) is tied for the AL East lead with the Yankees, who begin their own series tonight versus Boston. The Orioles have won 4 straight and 7 of their last 10. They are 45-33 away from Maryland. The O’s have already secured a wild card berth. Check the  Baseball Odds for Orioles vs. Rays Game.

Tampa (88-71) must sweep Baltimore and then look for help from Texas in sweeping the Oakland Athletics to tie them for the second wild card spot. The Rays took 3 of 4 from the struggling White Sox in the Windy City over the weekend. That made it 9 wins in their last 10 contests. They are 44-34 at Tropicana.

Tonight’s starting pitchers will be lefty Wei-Yin Chin (12-10, 4.11 ERA), who has gone 0-3 in his last six starts for the Orioles and righthander Alex Cobb (10-9, 4.18 ERA) for the Rays. Against righthanders, the Orioles are 66-49 on the season, and 5-0 in their last 10 games. Against lefties, the Rays are 26-23 overall, going 3-0 in their last 10.

The Orioles are 4-1 SU in their lat 5 games, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 road games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games outside of Baltimore. Tampa Bay is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games, and 5-0 SU in their last 5 at home. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games, but OVER in 5 of their last 6 in Tropicana Field.

The O’s have won 9 of 15 from the Rays thus far this season. They are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 7 meetings between these two teams, and UNDER in 5 of the last 6 games between the two when the Rays are at home. Start your Baseball Gambling on Rangers at Athletics Game.

Tampa is a home favorite, posted at a -$130 and Baltimore is a +$120. As the favorite, the Rays are 54-47 on the season, going 8-1 in their last 10 games. The Orioles are 60-43 overall as the dog, and 2-0 in their last 10. The O/U is 8 total runs on a $120/$100 moneyline.

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