Rays vs. Orioles - 9/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (72-74) at Tampa Bay Rays (70-76)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Chen vs. E Ramirez (10-5) (3.69)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -113 / Baltimore Orioles +103 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays play game three Saturday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to remain hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Orioles have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 166 hits and 74 RBI while Adam Jones and Chris Davis have combined for 187 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last eight road games. Wei-Yin Chen gets the nod, and he’s 9-7 with a 3.44 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Chen is 4-6 with a 3.70 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rays have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 144 hits and 68 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 95 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven road games. Erasmo Ramirez takes the hill, and he’s 10-5 with a 3.75 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Ramirez is 2-1 with a 4.01 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 3-7 in their last 10 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 7-3 in Chens last 10 starts. The Rays are 21-10 in their last 31 games vs. a left-handed starter and 0-4 in Ramirezs last 4 starts. The Orioles are 2-5 in Chens last 7 road starts vs. Rays.
The O's are playing better ball lately than the Rays, a team that can't even win at home with any consistency. With a veteran pitcher like Chen on the mound, I like Baltimore and the plus money.