Rays vs. Orioles - 9/18/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (71-74) at Tampa Bay Rays (70-75)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
W Chen (9-7) (3.44) vs. D Smyly (2-2) (3.14)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -126 / Baltimore Orioles +116 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Friday night.
The Baltimore Orioles look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Orioles have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Orioles have won five of their last six 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 ball, 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 six games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rays have lost five of 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 seven of their last 10 home games. Drew Smyly takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.14 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Smyly is 3-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League East. The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 Friday games and 4-1 in Smylys last 5 home starts. The under is 36-17-2 in the last 55 meetings in Tampa Bay.
The O's are starting to heat up a little bit and trying to end their season with a positive. The Rays can't win at home and continue to play with no energy. Give me the plus money and the hotter team.