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2021 MLB Handicapping
(80-48) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (40-87)
Date: Saturday, August 28th
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. John Means
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -200 | Orioles +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 (-135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
Tampa Bay is zoned in yet again, winners of five straight including a 6-3 win over the Orioles on Friday night. Tampa hasn’t yet named a starter for Saturday night’s tilt, yet they are still -200 favorites heading into game two in Baltimore.
The Orioles kind of killed all the momentum they had after 10-5 and 13-1 wins over the Angels after finally breaking a 19-game losing streak. Is Baltimore back to being a play at +170 now that Matt Harvey isn’t pitching on Saturday night.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays just continue their winning ways, scoring 3 runs in the first inning of Friday’s series opener and cruising the rest of the way for a 5th straight win. Tampa Bay has pushed their road record to 39-25 on the season, but have a hefty -200 price tag in game two (-224 on Friday).
Friday’s game was 3-2 until Tampa’s Mike Zunino launched a 3-run HR in the 7th. Tampa was actually outhit 10 to 5, so the Orioles essentially had their chances if not for one bad pitch late in the game. Either way, Tampa plated 5+ runs for the 9th time in the last 10 games.
What’s great about Tampa’s run of 5+ in 9 of the last 10 is that they’ve actually only hit 3 HR over the past week. That’s a solid job of manufacturing runs, and a sign of a team that doesn’t rely on the long ball to score.
Shane McClanahan threw 6.0 IP of 2 ER ball on Friday even though he did give up 8 hits. Michael Wacha followed McClanahan in the rotation last week, but Kevin Cash has yet to name a starter for Saturday’s tilt considering Wacha has allowed 16 ER his last three starts.
Although it was only two wins, the improbable run for Baltimore ended on Friday with the 6-3 loss. The O’s still cranked out 10 hits, with Cedric Mullins and Austin Hayes both belting out HRs.
Baltimore doesn’t know who they’ll be facing on Saturday, but they have to like how their offense is doing with 23 runs the last two games vs. the Angels. That’s 33 hits over the last three games for the Orioles, who aren’t necessarily known for their offense as they’re 25th in the league in runs/game.
The Orioles took the loss on Friday in a Matt Harvey start, which is nothing new as they’ve dropped 5 straight when the right-hander takes the mound. John Means (5-6, 3.50 ERA) hopes for a better result even though Baltimore has lost 9 of 11 when he takes the bump.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 5-1 last 6 as a road favorite
- Rays are 5-1 last 6 vs. LH starter
- Rays are 12-4 last 16 road games
- Orioles are 20-44 last 64 home games
- Orioles 25-70 last 95 overall
- Orioles are 0-6 last 6 head to head in Baltimore
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction:
The Orioles have the offensive potential to steal one every now and then – but that’s against the Angels and other sub .500 teams. Tampa Bay knows the opportunity they have this weekend, and are just too good of a team to escape with anything less than a sweep.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays -1.5
The only thing giving Baltimore a chance here is TB doing a bullpen day, but the Rays have used that strategy for 3+ years.
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