Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 4/25/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (8-13) at Baltimore Orioles (6-17)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Camden Yards)
Jacob Faria (1-1) (5.82) vs. A Cobb (0-2) (15.43)
The Line: Baltimore Orioles -109 / Tampa Bay Rays -101 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
MLB action at Camden Yards pits the Baltimore Orioles against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay begins a week day series at Baltimore riding a suddenly explosive offense that carried the team to an 8-6 win versus Minnesota on Sunday. Tampa Bay starter Yonny Chirinos allowed two runs in 4.2 frames with Ryan Yarbrough and Jose Alvarado giving up a pair of runs each.
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The Rays pounded out 14 hits and walked twice with Adeiny Hechavarria, CJ Cron and Carlos Gomez each leaving the yard and combining for seven RBI’s. Jacob Faria shoots for back to back wins when he takes the hill at Baltimore on Tuesday. Faria defeated Texas 4-2 last time out with a run scoring on five hits in six innings.
The Baltimore Orioles are off to a slow start in 2018 and the American League East is already seeing the team behind the eight ball. Baltimore fell to visiting Cleveland 2-1 on Monday with starter Kevin Gausman absorbing the loss with a two run homer given up over eight innings.
The Orioles offense consisted of seven hits and a pair of free passes with Chance Sisco smacking an RBI single that plated Adam Jones with their only run in the second.
Alex Cobb will be on the mound to oppose his former team for the first time on Tuesday. Cobb has been blasted in back to back losses where he has allowed 15 runs on 20 hits in just seven innings.
Over is 7-1 in Tampa Bay last 8 overall and Tampa Bay are 3-9 in their last 12 road games and are 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass. Baltimore are 9-30 in their last 39 games on grass and are 2-6 in their last 8 home games and are 13-38 in their last 51 overall. Tampa Bay are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Tampa Bay has been doing well at the plate over the weekend but I don’t see them being the superior squad. I think Cobb will break out of his poor start at some point and I hope it’s here against his former team…