Free MLB Pick: Orioles vs. Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(38-79) Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays (72-47)
Date: Wednesday, August 18th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Spenser Watkins vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Orioles | Rays
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Orioles , Rays
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Baltimore Orioles will try to snap their losing streak this Wednesday, as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
Pretty much everyone who follows baseball at this point knows how bad the Baltimore Orioles are, but the question we have to look at as bettors is if the prices are getting out of hand as money continues to flow on whatever opponent they are playing.
The major pain point for this roster has no doubt been the pitching, as it has easily been the worst unit in the entire league with their batting lineup essentially needing to do all the heavy lifting in order to keep this team remotely competitive.
Spenser Watkins will take to the mound in this spot for the Baltimore Orioles and it is really tough to back him here, as the Rays have plenty of left handed power and he has not been at all impressive this year.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay continues to prove that their recipe for winning baseball games works, as their fundamentally sound style of play means they are now well clear of the Red Sox in the AL East, as they are the clear-cut favorites to end up winning this brutally tough division.
It does seem like Tampa is serious about going deep this year as well, as they made a rare move at the trade deadline to bring in former Twins slugger Nelson Cruz who has the ability to transform this batting unit and that is especially true come playoff time.
Tampa Bay has the second best bullpen in the league, so I am not too worried about the fact that they do not have a listed pitcher for this one, as they have plenty of arms who can get the job done.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Orioles are 52-106 in their last 158 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Orioles are 22-47 in their last 69 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Orioles are 21-51 in their last 72 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
- Orioles are 11-41 in their last 52 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Rays are 60-18 in their last 78 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rays are 35-17 in their last 52 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Free Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
It is so tough to want to go with the Orioles here, as their bullpen is awful and their starting pitcher here is not exactly projected to go deep in this one, so the home side has a great opportunity to bat against this Orioles bullpen for plenty of this game.
This Rays batting lineup is also getting pretty scary and I can see them putting up runs against good pitching staffs let alone what they face in Baltimore on Wednesday.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Runline
Take the Tampa Bay Rays on the runline this Wednesday and cash in on MLB action.
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