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Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 7/27/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (53-50) at Baltimore Orioles (29-74)
Date & Time Friday July 27, 2018, 7:05 PM (EDT)
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The Line
The Line: Baltimore Orioles +117 / Tampa Bay Rays -127 --- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles meet Friday in MLB action at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for another victory after winning four of their last five games. The Rays have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won four 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. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.30 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Archer is 6-9 with a 5.10 ERA and 102 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles. 

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Orioles have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last six games when allowing at least four runs. Offensively, Adam Jones leads the Orioles with 110 hits and 38 RBI while Jonathan Schoop and Trey Mancini have combined for 157 hits and 61 RBI. Andrew Cashner gets the ball, and he is 2-9 with a 4.40 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Cashner is 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 6-17 in their last 23 road games, 4-9 in Archers last 13 Friday starts and 4-1 in Archers last 5 starts. The Orioles are 19-40 in their last 59 home games, 2-8 in Cashners last 10 home starts and 1-4 in Cashners last 5 starts. The Rays are 1-5 in Archers last 6 road starts vs. Orioles and the over is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Baltimore.

I said it yesterday, and I'll say it again; betting on the Baltimore Orioles makes no sense. The players checked out long ago, key players are getting traded and no team has lost more money this season than the Orioles. You have made a killing this season just betting against the O's game after game. It's the approach I've taken with this team and will probably continue to do so until the season is finished. There's no value betting on the Baltimore Orioles.

Tampa Bay Rays -127

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