Baltimore Orioles (30-62) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (55-38)
July 19, 2021 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -215 / Baltimore Orioles +196; Over/Under: +9
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The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field. The Orioles need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Rays look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games.
The Baltimore Orioles have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Orioles have won six of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 110 hits and 35 RBI while Trey Mancini and Ryan Mountcastle have combined for 164 hits and 107 RBI. Spenser Watkins gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Watkins’ first career game against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Rays have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 79 hits and 41 RBI while Austin Meadows and Joey Wendle have combined for 150 hits and 97 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 4.30 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.
The Orioles are 16-35 in their last 51 Monday games and 20-47 in their last 67 road games. The Rays are 40-13 in their last 53 Monday games and 74-32 in their last 106 home games. The over is 4-1 in Orioles last 5 road games. The under is 4-0 in Rays last 4 home games. The Orioles are 5-24 in the last 29 meetings in Tampa Bay and 11-28 in the last 39 meetings.
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The Orioles continue to be a tough team to back with confidence and that doesn’t change against one of the better teams in baseball. The Rays are back to their winning ways and they’ve won 28 of their last 39 meetings against the O’s. Ryan Yarbrough is also off to a strong start this month, allowing nine hits and three runs in his last 10 innings. Give me the Rays, and I’ll take the RL for max betting value.