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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles - 7/2/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Tuesday July 2, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay, Florida
The Line
Tampa Bay Rays -318 / Baltimore Orioles +282 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
SUN, MASN
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The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays will match up on the MLB diamond Tuesday to continue their series.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Rays put up three runs in the sixth inning to erase a 3-2 deficit, then went on to a 6-3 win.

In Tuesday’s game, the Orioles were going to send out Dylan Bundy, but they’ve shuffled their rotation around to better fit the All-Star break. Looks like it’ll be Asher Wojciechowski here.

Baltimore put up nine hits in the Monday game, but couldn’t translate much to the scoreboard. Renato Nunez was a top performer for the O’s with two hits and a run.

Over on the Tampa side, they’re going with Charlie Morton for the start on Tuesday. Across 100.0 innings and an 8-2 record, Morton owns a 2.43 ERA with 120 Ks and 34 BBs.

Tampa’s big lift came in the sixth inning on Monday, and they finished the game with 10 hits overall. The big blow came from Kevin Kiermaier’s three-run homer.

The Orioles are 19-41 in their last 60 Tuesday games and 25-60 in their last 85 in game two of a series. Baltimore is 16-45 in their last 61 versus the AL East and 20-62 in their last 82 road games.

Meanwhile, the Rays are 27-12 in their last 39 in game two of a series and 0-4 in their last four Tuesday games. Tampa is 4-1 in Morton’s last five starts versus a team with a losing record and the under is 21-9 in their last 30 Tuesday games.

Well, it’ll be interesting to see how the Orioles handle things over the next couple of weeks. Baltimore made some fairly significant moves on Monday, promoting Eshelman and getting Wojciechowski from Cleveland. We’ll have to see how everything shakes out.

As for Morton, he’s 0-2 over his last three starts but does have six quality starts over his last seven attempts. I can’t find a lot of reasons not to take Tampa here.

Pick:
Tampa Bay Rays -318

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