20* AL TOTAL OF THE WEEK on Rays/Orioles UNDER 8.5

20* AL TOTAL OF THE WEEK on Rays/Orioles UNDER 8.5

Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, 07/25/2012 19:05 EDT, Score: 10 - 1

Total: +100/+8½ Under

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

I fully expect a pitcher's duel tonight between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. Two superb starters will be going at it in Tampa's David Price and Baltimore's Miguel Gonzalez. Both teams have been struggling at the plate, and that continues tonight.

The UNDER is 5-0 in the Rays last 5 games overall with a combined score of 7 runs or less in all five. The UNDER is 6-1 in the Orioles last 7 games overall with a combined score of 7 runs or fewer in six of seven. Tampa has scored 4 or fewer runs in seven of its last nine, while Baltimore has scored 4 of less in seven of eight.

Price is 13-4 with a 2.64 ERA and 1.175 WHIP in 19 starts this season. The hard-throwing left-hander has gone 5-0 with a 1.91 ERA while striking out 42 in 42 1/3 innings and holding opponents to a .189 average in his last six starts.

Miguel Gonzalez is 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.290 WHIP in three starts and three relief appearances. He's much better than he gets credit for.

Also, Price is 5-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 1.101 WHIP in 10 career starts against Baltimore. He has allowed one earned runs over 14 innings in his last two starts against the Orioles.

The UNDER is 5-0 in Rays last 5 games overall and 4-0 in Orioles last 4 games overall. The UNDER is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Baltimore. The UNDER is 5-1 in Price's last 6 starts vs. Orioles. The UNDER is 5-0 in Rays last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. These five trends make for a 25-2 system backing the UNDER. Plus, the UNDER is 13-3 in Orioles last 16 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5. Bet the UNDER in this game Wednesday.


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