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Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/13/19 MLB Game 1 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time Saturday July 13, 2019, 1:05 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 game one of a MLB doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for another win after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 14 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 93 hits and 40 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 166 hits and 85 RBI. Brendan McKay gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be McKay’s first career game against the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Baltimore Orioles have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 95 hits and 40 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto have combined for 173 hits and 63 RBI. Aaron Brooks gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 5.01 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. This will be Brooks’ second career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 28-13 in their last 41 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 3-7 in their last 10 games on grass. The Orioles are 26-61 in their last 87 during game 2 of a series, 14-38 in their last 52 home games and 13-39 in their last 52 Saturday games. The Rays are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Baltimore and 9-3 in the last 12 meetings. The over is 7-1-2 in Orioles last 10 home games. The under is 20-9 in Rays last 29 road games.

McKay has just 11 innings under his belt this season and this will be his first time pitching on the road. Brooks had a solid June where he allowed just nine hits and four runs in 13 innings, and he has 18 strikeouts in his last 19 innings. The thing for me is the Orioles just don't play consistent enough for me to get behind them with any confidence, and last night doesn't help matters. The Rays are lightyears the better team and need to take advantage of series' like this to stay in the thick of the playoff hunt. Give me the Rays.

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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