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2021 MLB Handicapping
(38-77) Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-46)
Date: Monday, August 16th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Matt Harvey (BAL) vs. TBA (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +185 Orioles -250
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Orioles will be in St. Pete to take on the Rays for game 1 Monday at 7:10 ET.
Matt Harvey is going for the Orioles and there has not been a starter named for the Rays yet.
These teams met a little bit ago in Baltimore and the Rays swept a 3 game series.
Once again, the Orioles are having another very rough season. They will likely lose more than 100 games this year.
They find themselves in last place of the American League East with a record of 38-77. The Rays lead them by 32 games.
Baltimore has lost the first 2 games against the Red Sox. As I write this, Boston leads them 3-1 in the 3rd inning.
In game 3, Keegan Akin has gone 2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. He is still in the game as of now.
Matt Harvey has not been great this year. He is 6-11 with an ERA over 6. His last start was against the Tigers where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Detroit won that game 5-2.
Pitching has been downright terrible for this team. They have an ERA of 5.78 which is the worst in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.10 runs per game which is 24th best in the major leagues.
Baltimore has hit 138 home runs which is 19th best in the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have had a very good season so far and they are one of the best teams in baseball.
They are in 1st place of the American League East and lead the Red Sox by 4 games.
Game 3 of their series vs. the Twins is getting started as I write this.
Luis Patino is getting the start for Rays in the finale of the series.
There has been no starter named yet for the game on Monday. There is a chance that it could be an opener.
The pitching has been very good for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.82 which is 11th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been a big strength for this team. They are scoring 5.16 runs per game which is 3rd best in the sport.
Tampa Bay has hit 157 home runs which is 7th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 16-35 in their last 51 Monday games.
- Orioles are 40-102 in their last 142 during game 1 of a series.
- Orioles are 14-37 in their last 51 road games.
- Orioles are 23-61 in their last 84 games overall.
- Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Rays are 7-2 in their last 9 games overall.
- Rays are 38-14 in their last 52 Monday games.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 teams that are going in opposite directions. The Orioles are one of the worst teams and the Rays are one of the best teams.
The Rays are a much better team and there is no excuse for them to lose to the Orioles. I have no confidence backing Baltimore in this one.
I look for the Rays to hit around Harvey and for the Rays pitching to be effective.
I like the Rays on the run line here.
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