Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (75-84) at Tampa Bay Rays (77-82)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
W Miley (8-14) (5.52) vs. J Odorizzi (10-8) (4.26)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -158 / Baltimore Orioles +148 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, SUN
The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet Friday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Orioles have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost 15 of their last 17 games when allowing more than one run. Offensively, Jonathan Schoop leads the Orioles with 180 hits and 105 RBI while Adam Jones and Manny Machado have combined for 331 hits and 168 RBI. Wade Miley gets the ball, and he is 8-14 with a 5.52 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Miley is 4-4 with a 3.03 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for another victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last six games when scoring more than one run. Corey Dickerson leads the Rays with 161 hits and 62 RBI while Evan Longoria and Steven Souza Jr. have combined for 282 hits and 161 RBI. Jake Odorizzi gets the ball, and he is 10-8 with a 4.26 ERA and 123 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 5-4 with a 4.92 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 20-42 in their last 62 road games, 3-13 in their last 16 Friday games and 0-4 in Mileys last 4 starts. The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. American League East, 2-7 in Odorizzis last 9 home starts and 5-1 in Odorizzis last 6 starts. The Rays are 5-2 in Odorizzis last 7 home starts vs. Orioles and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Miley has allowed 16 runs in his last 10.1 innings and has an ERA of 5.90 on the road this season. In four games in the month of September, Miley has an ERA of 9.92. Just awful. Odorizzi has allowed just three runs in his last 12 innings, was clean in his last start against Baltimore, and the Rays have won five of the last six games he's pitched. There's just no way I'm backing Miley in his current form, so give me the Rays at home here.