Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/29/14
Tampa Bay Rays (33-49) at Baltimore Orioles (42-37)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Camden Yards)
Alex Cobb (R) (2-6) (4.096) vs. Miguel Gonzalez (R) (4-5) (4.477)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -108 / Tampa Bay Rays -102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sun Sports, MASN
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles will wrap up their four-game series on Sunday afternoon.
The Rays may be playing their best baseball of the season, as they’ve won six of their last 10 games. The Rays offense has picked up the pace lately, scoring four or more runs in six of their last eight games. James Loney has 12 hits in his last nine games and Sean Rodriguez has four RBI in his last six games. The Rays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.87, 17th best in the majors. Alex Cobb takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 4.10 ERA and has 53 strikeouts in 59.1 innings. Cobb is 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA in five career starts against the Orioles.
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Although the Orioles are trailing in the series, they have won seven of their last 11 games. The Orioles have produced four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games and have won six of their last seven when that’s the case. Adam Jones has five hits in his last two games and Nelson Cruz has homered twice in his last four games. The Orioles pitching staff has an ERA of 3.88. Starting is Miguel Gonzalez, who is 4-5 with a 4.48 ERA and has 56 strikeouts in 68.1 innings. Gonzalez is 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA in 10 career starts against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-5 in Cobbs last 6 starts and 5-2 in Cobbs last 7 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Orioles are 17-5 in Gonzalezs last 22 home starts and 4-1 in Gonzalezs last 5 starts vs. American League East. The Orioles are 7-2 in Gonzalezs last 9 starts vs. Rays.
Cobb has been horrible this season and Gonzalez has had great career success against the Rays. I like the home team for the cheap price.