Rays at Orioles - 6/24/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (31-39) at Baltimore Orioles (41-30)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
M Moore (3-4) (4.90) vs. Y Gallardo (2-1) (6.26)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles begin a long four-game series early Friday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Rays have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 4.15 and have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 74 hits, Steve Pearce has 25 RBI and Brad Miller has nine home runs. Matt Moore gets the nod, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.90 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Moore is 4-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 60 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
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The Baltimore Orioles look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Orioles have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Baltimore Orioles offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Manny Machado leads Baltimore with 86 hits, Mark Trumbo has 52 RBI and Jonathan Schoop has 12 home runs. Yovani Gallardo takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 6.26 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Gallardo is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 2-9 in Moores last 11 starts. The Orioles are 11-5 in their last 16 games following an off day and 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win. The Rays are 0-4 in Moores last 4 starts vs. Orioles.
The Rays are in a nasty slump right now and their pitchign staff is getting rocked left and right. Hard to back Tampa Bay right now, especially against a Baltimore club that's in first place. Give me the home team.