Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAMPA BAY RAYS
35-37, 4th in American League East June 23, 7:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 39-36, 3rd in American League East
Baltimore at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, MASN2 (Baltimore), FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles RH Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2, 6.25 ERA) vs. RH Chris Archer (5-4, 3.75)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Baltimore Orioles [U. Jimenez -R] +1½ -120 +173 Ov 9 -110
Tampa Bay Rays [C. Archer -R] -1½ +100 -183 Un 9 -110
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Ubaldo Jimenez in this game. Jimenez has a 2-2 record and a 6.25 ERA this season.

Jimenez’s opponent in this one will be Chris Archer. The Rays right hander has a 3.75 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Jimenez notched his second victory of the season last time out against St. Louis, allowing two solo homers among four hits over seven innings. The 33-year-old Dominican made three relief appearances before his last start, yielding six runs over 7 2/3 frames. Morrison is 5-for-9 with a homer versus Jimenez, who escaped without a decision against the Rays on April 24 despite giving up three runs over 3 1/3 innings.

Archer recorded the win last time out as Tampa Bay rallied after he permitted two runs and six hits over six innings while fanning eight to give him 85 strikeouts in his last nine outings. The 28-year-old North Carolina native has registered seven quality starts in 10 turns since allowing five runs over 6 2/3 frames in a loss to Baltimore on April 24. Jonathan Schoop and Chris Davis both have homered three times against Archer, who is 3-7 with a 4.69 ERA versus the Orioles.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 183-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Tampa Bay Rays look to continue their climb in the American League East standings when they begin a three-game set against the visiting Baltimore Orioles on Friday. The Rays have won four of their last five contests and can move four games over .500 for the first time this season with a victory in the series opener.

Logan Morrison (21 home runs, 51 RBIs) and Corey Dickerson (.326 batting average, AL-best 94 hits, 16 homers) have led the way for Tampa Bay all season, but Mallex Smith has added a spark and brings a 12-game hitting streak into the series. The Orioles continue to struggle, as they’ve allowed at least five runs in 19 consecutive games after losing 6-3 to Cleveland at home on Thursday and are tied for last in the AL East. Manny Machado has provided a bright spot for Baltimore of late, going 9-for-22 with six extra-base hits – three homers – and eight RBIs over his last six contests. The Orioles make their first trip of the year to Tampa Bay after taking two of three from the Rays at home in April and going 13-6 in the 2016 season series.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 8-3 result against the Reds on June 21. Bettors who backed the Rays at -109 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Orioles were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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Baltimore:
Team record: 35-37 SU
Baltimore is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games
Baltimore is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Baltimore’s last 18 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 39-36 SU
Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games

Next up:
Baltimore at Tampa Bay Saturday, June 24

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Tampa Bay INF Trevor Plouffe has hit safely in three straight games since being acquired from Oakland and homered on Wednesday.

2. Baltimore RHP Darren O’Day (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list before Friday’s game.

3. Rays 3B Evan Longoria, who is batting .249 overall, was rested Wednesday and is just 2-for-17 in his last five contests.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -183 and the game will stay under 9 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 6, Orioles 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
BAL TEAM TB
4.49 RUNS 4.80
5.36 RUNS AGNST 4.55
-0.88 DIFF 0.25
-$307 MONEY $220
5.07 TEAM ERA 4.10
8.90 OFF HITS 8.75
2.58 OFF WALKS 3.64
9.07 OFF Ks 9.93
10.01 DEF HITS 8.63
3.83 DEF WALKS 3.28
7.17 DEF Ks 8.15
INJURIES
BALTIMORE ORIOLES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Joey Rickard OF 15-Day Disabled List
Brian Duensing P 15-Day Disabled List
Darren O’Day P 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Tillman P 15-Day Disabled List
TAMPA BAY RAYS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
BALTIMORE ORIOLES
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Baltimore’s last 18 games
Baltimore is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 7 games on the road
Baltimore is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Baltimore is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing Tampa Bay
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
TAMPA BAY RAYS
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Baltimore’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 4.5 11 4.6 7
Baltimore’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 4.6 7 4.1 2
Baltimore’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 6.1 15 4.7 8
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Baltimore’s Overall Defense 4.8 7 5.4 14
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Baltimore’s Road Defense 4.9 7 6.2 15
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Baltimore’s Road ERA Allowed 3.8 3 4.2 6
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ORIOLES
Orioles are second worst in the league in free passes at 2.6 per game.
Orioles are third last in the league in striking out opponents with 7.2 per game.
RAYS
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.

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