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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7/24/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles (47-51) at Tampa Bay Rays (51-48)

MLB Baseball: Monday, July 24, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

K Gausman (6-7) (6.11) vs. Blake Snell (0-5) (5.14)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -130 / Baltimore Orioles +120 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN, SUN

The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Baltimore Orioles look for a win here after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 111 hits and 70 RBI while Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo have combined for 198 hits and 100 RBI. Kevin Gausman gets the ball, and he is 6-7 with a 6.11 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. Gausman is 4-4 with a 4.21 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rays. 

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7/24/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Tampa Bay Rays could also use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Rays have allowed 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost seven straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Corey Dickerson leads the Rays with 117 hits and 43 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 193 hits and 120 RBI. Blake Snell gets the ball, and he is 0-5 with a 4.98 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. This will be Snell’s second career game against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series, 8-23 in their last 31 road games and 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf. The Rays are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 9-23 in their last 32 Monday games. The Orioles are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Gausman has allowed three or more earned runs in six of his last nine starts and has an ERA of 7.98 on the road. Snell has spent a ton of time pitching on the road this season, and while he has an ERA over five at home, he has allowed three or less earned runs in seven of his last 10 games. The Rays also have outplayed teams in recent games but have fallen apart late. That's bound to change against an O's squad that's been so hit or miss and has pitching issues in their own right. 

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