Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (72-75) at Tampa Bay Rays (71-76)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
K Gausman (3-6) (4.15) vs. J Odorizzi (8-8) (3.26)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -122 / Baltimore Orioles +112 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays finish off their series with the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on Sunday.
The Baltimore Orioles had been playing well over the past few weeks but a big time slump had already put their playoff hopes on the backburner. The Orioles picked up a 2-1 win at Tropicana Field but need divine intervention to make the playoffs. Starter Wei-Yin Chen saved the Birds Saturday with a first inning run the only thing allowed over seven frames. The O’s mustered ten hits with Adam Jones smacking two run scoring singles that scored Manny Machado and Chris Davis. The Orioles turn to Kevin Gausman who has struggled in limited opportunities this season. Gausman has gone 3-6 in 14 starts with a 4.15 ERA with a competitive 1.24 WHIP.
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The Tampa Bay Rays have seen their opportunity for a postseason berth come and go. The Rays might say they are still in the postseason race but they are just finishing out the season. TB have lost six of eight following Saturday’s defeat where the offense struggled to score. Starter Erasmo Ramirez was a tough luck loser with both runs given up on nine hits through seven frames to fall to 10-6. The offense totaled six hits with Richie Schaffer driving in Brandon Guyer in the first inning.Jake Ordorizzi toes the rubber against the visiting Orioles on Sunday afternoon. Odorizzo has thrown the ball well the past three times out with a 2-1 record with a 0.96 WHIP and 3.86 ERA.
The over is 6-2 in Baltimore’s last 8 overall and the Orioles are 5-12 in their last 17 road games while going
7-3 in their last 10 overall. You have to be borderline insane to believe either team is playoff bound and perhaps a bit crazy to bet either as well…