Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 8/22/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles

Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 6:05 PM (Oracle Park)

The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -250 / Baltimore Orioles +205 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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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 win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 117 hits and 54 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Austin Meadows have combined for 221 hits and 119 RBI. Ryan Yarbrough gets the ball, and he is 11-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 88 strikeouts this season. Yarbrough is 3-0 with a 2.96 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Orioles have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Baltimore Orioles have lost five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Villar leads the Orioles with 135 hits and 55 RBI while Trey Mancini and Hanser Alberto have combined for 254 hits and 113 RBI. Asher Wojciechowski gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.78 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Wojciechowski is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

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The Rays are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East, 2-5 in their last 7 Thursday games and 8-3 in Yarbroughs last 11 starts. The Orioles are 20-47 in their last 67 home games, 14-41 in their last 55 vs. American League East and 5-21 in their last 26 Thursday games. The Rays are 12-4 in the last 16 meetings and the over is 14-6-1 in the last 21 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Wojciechowskis last 5 starts overall. The under is 4-0 in Yarbroughs last 4 starts overall.

Yarbrough has allowed 28 hits and eight earned runs in his last 44.2 innings, and he has a 2.22 ERA and .173 allowed batting average on the road. Wojciechowski has allowed 41 hits and 26 earned runs in his last 49 innings, and he has a 4.82 ERA and .224 allowed batting average at home. The Rays have a decent pitching advantage in this game, and the Orioles have won three or more games just twice since April 3. The Rays have also won six of the last nine meetings against the O's and most of those games were blowouts. Give me the Rays and the RL for added value.

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Randy’s Pick Tampa Bay Rays -1.5

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