Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/27/14
Tampa Bay Rays (64-68) at Baltimore Orioles (75-55)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Drew Smyly (L) (7-10) (3.605) vs. Kevin Gausman (R) (7-5) (3.808)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -122 / Tampa Bay Rays +112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Sports, MASN 2
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles play Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost seven of their last 10 games and are four games below a .500 record. The Rays offense is struggling again, producing three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have lost nine of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria has 10 RBIs in his last nine games and Ben Zobrist has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 3.48, which is eighth in the majors. Drew Smyly takes the hill, and he’s 8-10 with a 3.42 ERA and has 112 strikeouts in 134.1 innings. Smyly is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in four career games against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last nine games and are 20 games above a .500 record. The Orioles offense continues to get the job done, producing four or more runs in 10 of their last 16 games. The Orioles have won 18 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Adam Jones has 13 hits in his last nine games and Steve Pearce has a nine-game hitting streak. The Baltimore Orioles have an ERA of 3.60, which is 12th in the majors. Starting is Kevin Gausman, who is 7-5 with a 3.81 ERA and has 55 strikeouts in 78 innings. Gausman is 1-2 with a 7.16 ERA in four career games against the Rays.
The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter and 21-7 in their last 28 road games. The Orioles are 6-1 in Gausmans last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 9-4 in Gausmans last 13 starts overall.
The Rays seem to be back in their old ways and have given up on any hope of the playoffs. Baltimore is by far the better team and getting them at home for cheap appears to be a steal.