Rays vs. Orioles - 7/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (46-47) at Tampa Bay Rays (48-49)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
C Tillman (7-7) (4.59) vs. E Ramirez (8-3) (3.43)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -160 / Baltimore Orioles +150 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SunSports
The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last seven games. The Orioles have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 107 hits and 51 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 99 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Chris Tillman gets the ball, and he’s 7-7 with a 4.96 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Tillman is 5-8 with a 4.05 ERA and 68 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have split their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 93 hits and 40 RBI while Evan Longoria and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 64 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost six of their last 10 home games. Erasmo Ramirez takes the hill, and he’s 8-3 with a 3.54 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series and 31-15 in Tillmans last 46 road starts. The Rays are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 games following an off day. The Orioles are 4-1 in Tillmans last 5 road starts vs. Rays.
The O's are bound to breakout offensively, and they showed some bright spots late Thursday by hitting a few homeruns. The day off should also help the Rays bats. I like the over in this spot, as it's the only line that actually has value in this matchup.