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Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (52-50) at Baltimore Orioles (29-73)
Date & Time Thursday July 26, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
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MLB | Tampa Bay Rays (52-50) at Baltimore Orioles (29-73)
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Thursday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a spark of consistency here after splitting their last six games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in four of their last six games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won three straight games when scoring at least one run. Matt Duffy leads the Rays with 100 hits and 28 RBI while C.J. Cron and Wilson Ramos have combined for 177 hits and 104 RBI. Hunter Wood gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.93 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Wood’s first career game against the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Orioles have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in four of their last five games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost three of their last four games when scoring three or more runs. Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 109 hits and 38 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Trey Mancini have combined for 154 hits and 59 RBI. Alex Cobb gets the ball, and he is 2-13 with a 6.17 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. Cobb is 0-2 with a 6.97 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 6-17 in their last 23 road games, 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League East and 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Orioles are 19-40 in their last 59 home games, 0-6 in Cobbs last 6 home starts and 3-15 in Cobbs last 18 starts. The over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Baltimore.

Backing the Baltimore Orioles these days makes zero sense, as they're losing at an insane clip and are actually the worse team in all of baseball when it comes to units made. You've lost more money with the Orioles if you bet them every game this season than any other team in the sport. As for this game, Cobb has allowed 75 runs in 97.2 innings and is giving up a .309 batting average. There's no other option here besides backing the Tampa Bay Rays.

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