Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 9/7/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baltimore Orioles (41-99) at Tampa Bay Rays (75-64)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Bundy (7-13) (5.36) vs. Blake Snell (17-5) (2.02)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -265 / Baltimore Orioles +242 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Baltimore Orioles open a series at the Tampa Bay Rays in an AL East MLB bout Friday.
The Baltimore Orioles missed out on consecutive victories following a 5-2 defeat at Seattle Wednesday which has the team staring at losses in five of six. Baltimore starter Andrew Cashner allowed three runs on solo homers through 4.2 frames to get the loss.
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The Orioles banged out eight hits with Jonathan Villar driving in a run and scoring while Cedric Mullins scored an unearned run.
Dylan Bundy toes the rubber at Tampa Bay in the series opener on Friday. Bundy comes off of a 5-4 loss (ND) at Kansas City with three runs plated over 5.1 frames.
The surging Tampa Bay Rays saw their four game winning streak end in a 10-3 rout at Toronto Wednesday. Tampa Bay was never in this one with starter Tyler Glasnow giving up seven first inning runs and managing to get just two outs before leaving.
The Rays attack consisted of six hits and four bases on balls with Kevin Kiermaier going 2-4 with a two run homer while Mallex Smith knocked in a run.
Tampa Bay gives red hot Blake Snell to oppose visiting Baltimore Friday. Snell has won five straight where he has allowed three runs over 28.2 innings.
Baltimore are 5-22 in their last 27 games on astroturf and are 14-51 in their last 65 road games and are 24-65 in their last 89 overall. Tampa Bay are 13-3 in their last 16 overall and are 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games and are 37-14 in their last 51 games on astroturf. Baltimore are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Tampa Bay and under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
I think going with the hotter team with one of the best pitchers in the game is the obvious way to go here…