Friday MLB Odds & Expert Analysis on Tampa Bay at Baltimore

Posted by Ted Merrick on June 29, 2017 in

The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are scheduled to start their three game series on Friday from Baltimore. The Tampa Bay Rays are heading into Wednesday’s affair with a 41-38 record on the season. The Rays are in third place in the American League East, behind both the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

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For the Baltimore Orioles, they are in fourth place in the American League East. Baltimore, heading into Wednesday was 38-38 on the season. The Orioles are only ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays in the divisional standings. The Baltimore Orioles are -133 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday in an American League East battle.

Friday MLB Odds & Expert Analysis on Tampa Bay at Baltimore

When: Friday June 30, 2017
Where: Oriole Park at Camden Yards; Baltimore, MD
TV: MLB Extra Innings / Fox Sports Sun (Tampa Bay) / MASN (Baltimore)
Radio: WDAE 620 AM (Tampa Bay) / 105.7 The Fan (Baltimore)
Stream Option: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: Baltimore Orioles -133

Why Bet on Tampa Bay Rays?

The Tampa Bay Rays are hanging around in an ultra tough American League East. The Rays have gone 24-18 at home, and 17-20 on the season. Tampa Bay won Tuesday night after blowing a great outing from Alex Cobb. The Rays have scored the 7th most runs in Major League Baseball and have the 11th best earned run average.

The Rays top offensive players this season have been Logan Morrison and Corey Dickerson. Morrison is one of the top homerun hitters in all of the American League. Morrison has crushed 22 homeruns and drove in 54 runs, while Dickerson is leading the team with a .332 batting average in 2017.

The Orioles are the MLB odds favorites to win Friday's game against the Rays.

Why Bet on Baltimore Orioles?

While the pitching has not been strong for the Baltimore Orioles; they are still hanging around as well. The Orioles started Wednesday with a three game winning streak, with 19 runs scored in 3 games. The Orioles allowed just 9 runs in those games. The Orioles pitching ranks 29th in the league with a 5.10.

Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a .298 batting average, 15 homeruns and 48 runs batted in. The Orioles offense has been pretty up and down, and that shows in their .256 batting average, which is 14th in the league. The Orioles saw Mark Trumbo drive in a RBI with a double on Tuesday to help win.

Expert Pick & Prediction

This game features a pair of young starting pitchers. For the Tampa Bay Rays; Jacob Faria will make the start. Faria is 3-0 on the season with a 2.10 earned run average. In 25.2 innings, Faria has struck out 29 batters, while walking just 5. Faria is in his rookie season of MLB at the age of 23.

On the other side, Dylan Bundy is seeking his 9th win of the season. The 24 year old from Tulsa is just shy of 100 innings pitched this season, with a 3.73 earned run average. Look for Bundy and the Orioles to pick up this home win. Baltimore is the first team to really tee off on Faria. Bet the Baltimore Orioles -133.