MLB Predictions: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles
The Tampa Bay Rays (70-52) and Baltimore Orioles (67-56) will open up a three-game American League East series Monday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles
Tampa Bay has won four of its last five games, including a 2-1 home victory over the Toronto Blue Jays as -160 favorites Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for a second consecutive contest. The Rays have been led by third baseman Evan Longoria on the offensive end recently, as he has nine extra-base hits in his last 11 games, which is a great sign after coming off a horrendous July. Tampa Bay is 12-3 on the road with a money line of -100 to -125 this season, which is important to consider when making your pro baseball picks Monday night.
Rays starting pitcher David Price (6-5, 3.28 ERA) has led the club to five wins in his last six outings, but he didn’t earn a decision in a 5-4 home victory over the Seattle Mariners last time out, as he allowed four runs and five hits over seven frames. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 2.71 ERA in nine road games, issuing nine walks and striking out 59 batters in 63 combined frames. In 14 career games versus the Orioles, Price has compiled a 6-2 record and 2.60 ERA, including a 3-0 mark and 3.20 ERA in seven efforts at this ballpark.
Baltimore took two of three games from the Colorado Rockies, including a 7-2 victory as -145 home favorites Sunday, while going OVER the betting total for the sixth time in seven contests. The Orioles are 3.5 games back of the AL Wild Card-leading Rays, as they look to continue getting major production out of Chris Davis and Adam Jones. The duo went a combined 7-for-10 at the plate yesterday. Baltimore is 7-6 as home underdogs of +100 to +125 this season, which can’t be ignored when looking over the pro baseball odds page.
Orioles starting pitcher Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.70 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 5-4 road defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks last time out, as he allowed two runs and five hits over six frames. The right-hander is 7-2 with a 4.36 ERA in 13 home outings, surrendering 18 home runs in 76.1 combined innings. In 10 career games versus the Rays, Tillman has tallied a 2-5 record and 4.77 ERA, including a 10-7 road victory on June 9.
Sports bettors will likely play the Rays due to their 5-2 record in Price’s last seven road starts in the series.