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

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Monday July 1, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
The Line: Baltimore Orioles / Tampa Bay Rays -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
MASN, SUN
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The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays meet Saturday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.

The Baltimore Orioles could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Orioles have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Baltimore Orioles have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Trey Mancini leads the Orioles with 92 hits and 40 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Hanser Alberto have combined for 159 hits and 59 RBI. The Baltimore Orioles didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 85 hits and 35 RBI while Avisail Garcia and Brandon Lowe have combined for 152 hits and 84 RBI. Ryne Stanek gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Stanek is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Orioles.

The Orioles are 8-19 in their last 27 Monday games, 16-44 in their last 60 vs. American League East and 12-48 in their last 60 during game 1 of a series. The Rays are 22-5 in their last 27 Monday games, 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League East and 1-6 in their last 7 games following a win. The Orioles are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings in Tampa Bay and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings. The under is 6-2-2 in Rays last 10 home games. The over is 12-3-2 in Orioles last 17 overall.

The Baltimore Orioles remain unbackable to me during this massive losing stretch, as their pitching staff gets rocked more times than not and they're dead last in terms of money earned this season, despite being big underdogs most nights. The Tampa Bay Rays offense has picked up again these past two weeks and they've beaten up on the O's at home dating back to last year. The Rays are a good team and good teams have a habit of usually winning the games they're supposed to win. The Rays have to be the pick here. I want nothing to do with the Orioles. 

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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