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Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time Saturday May 4, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / Baltimore Orioles -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
MAS2, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Saturday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Tampa Bay Rays look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 36 hits and 14 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 62 hits and 29 RBI. Ryne Stanek gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Stanek is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Orioles have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in their last seven games. The Baltimore Orioles are 6-22 this season when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 39 hits and 14 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Dwight Smith Jr. have combined for 72 hits and 32 RBI. Dylan Bundy gets the ball, and he is 0-4 with a 6.67 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Bundy is 3-5 with a 6.22 ERA and 59 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 16-6 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series, 10-4 in their last 14 games following a win and 21-7 in their last 28 road games. The Orioles are 20-48 in their last 68 during game 2 of a series, 12-39 in their last 51 Saturday games and 0-5 in Bundys last 5 home starts. The Rays are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings. The over is 11-3 in Orioles last 14 home games. The under is 5-2 in Rays last 7 overall.

The Tampa Bay Rays have been the most consistent team in baseball up to this point and it doesn't seem to matter who takes the mound. The Baltimore Orioles are pretty much the team everybody thought they would be before the season, and Bundy hasn't been good through 28.1 innings, which includes three or more earned runs allowed in five of his six starts. There's just not much of a case that can be made for backing the O's. 

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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