Free MLB Pick: Orioles vs. Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(38-78) Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays (71-47)
Date: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: John Means vs. Drew Rasmussen
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles +170 | Rays -190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles +1.5 , Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Baltimore Orioles will look to cause the upset this Tuesday, as they take on the high flying Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
It has not been pretty lately for the Orioles as they have now lost 11 straight games and the poor pitching is really making this team noncompetitive and it is tough to see this changing going into next year, as this roster will need a total overhaul from a pitching perspective.
To illustrate just how bad this stretch has been the Orioles have given up 104 runs during that 11 game losing stretch and their are no offenses in the league that would be able to make up for that kind of level of pitching.
John Means has been decent at times this year, but he will be looking for a bounce back performance after his last game where he allowed the Detroit Tigers to score 6 runs during his 4.1 innings of work.
Tampa Bay Rays
This series also comes at a good time for the Rays, as they come into this series off the back of 2 straight losses to the Twins and if they want to keep their spot at the top of the AL East they need to make sure the wins keep coming.
The Rays are somehow getting an absurd amount of offense out of this batting lineup, as they do not have an elite offense on paper, but they have been getting elite level production as this unit has scored 608 runs so far which ranks them in 3rd in the entire league.
A bit of a concern here for the Rays is that they send Drew Rasmussen to the hill, and that is not saying he is a bad pitcher, as he comes into this game with an ERA under 4, but he does not tend to go deep into games so they may need to rely on their bullpen a bit here.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 18-51 in their last 69 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Orioles are 13-41 in their last 54 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Orioles are 53-131 in their last 184 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Orioles are 14-38 in their last 52 road games.
- Rays are 10-1 in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Rays are 66-30 in their last 96 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
It is so tough to convince myself to trust the Orioles here and against a fundamentally sound team like the Rays I just can’t get their and especially not at this price. The Rays still have an awesome bullpen, so it is not the biggest deal if Rasmussen only goes 4 or so innings here and this Rays offense should get a hefty dose of that Orioles bullpen.
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