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2021 MLB Handicapping
(65-44) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles (38-69)
Date: Friday, August 6th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD.
Projected Pitchers: Yarbrough (TBR) vs. Means (BAL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -150 | Orioles +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +100 | Orioles -120
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.0
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays got Thursday off to travel after losing two out of three at home to Seattle.
Boston got pummeled in Detroit so Tampa Bay actually increased its lead in the division. It goes into this weekend’s series in Baltimore 1.5 games up on the Red Sox.
Ryan Yarbrough is on his way to pitching over 150 innings for the firsts time in his career. He’s thrown 114 already but has had his share of struggles.
While the lefty’s WHIP (1.18) isn’t far off his career mark (1.16), his ERA+ of 86 is the worst of his career thus far.
He’s given up exactly a hit per inning and is strikeout out more than four batters for each that he walks.
It doesn’t take much to account for the discrepancy. Some bad luck here and a lot of games in the AL East may just explain it.
He’s started three games against the Orioles this season and gone 1–1. He went six strong in each of the first two but got touched up in the sixth the last time out in defeat.
Yarbrough will go up against a fellow southpaw who is the one guy on Baltimore’s pitching staff that even the best teams in the league have to respect.
John Means missed about six weeks of action in June/July but has returned from injury to continue his stellar season.
To date, he’s posted a 2.84 ERA in 15 starts with a minuscule 0.868 WHIP and more than five strikeouts to every one walk.
He faced Tampa Bay on July 20, his first appearance since returning from injury, and took the loss, giving up seven hits and five runs in five innings.
The Orioles are 10–8 since the All-Star Break, despite losing three out of four to the Yankees in their most recent series, which they played at Camden Yards.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games.
- Under is 5-0 in Orioles last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Over is 4-0 in Means’ last 4 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Orioles are 0-5 in Means’ last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Head to Head: Rays are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Baltimore.
- Head to Head: Over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.
- Head to Head: Rays are 30-12 in the last 42 meetings.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction: the starters both pitch well.
I like both starting pitchers in this game: Yarbrough because he’s got a good opportunity to pitch well against one of the weaker offenses he’ll see; Means because he’s just plain tough.
I’m weary of Tampa Bay’s right-handed power, however. Arozarena, Cruz and Diaz at the top of the lineup is no joke.
The total is trading at 9.0 across the board but it’s juiced quite differently, depending on the shop. Look for an even-money price on this under and feel good about it.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 9.0 (even money)
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