Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Free Pick & Prediction

Tampa Bay @ Baltimore Free Pick & Prediction

Written by on June 24, 2016

On Friday, one of the top games in the American League is the Tampa Bay Rays at the Baltimore Orioles. This is a true first vs. last scenario in the AL East. The last place Rays travel to Camden Yards to take on first place Orioles. Baltimore comes into this game with a 41-30 record while Tampa Bay is just 31-39. The MLB betting odds for this game show the Orioles as -135 favorites and the total is set at 9.5 runs. Let’s take a look at the two teams and give a betting pick and prediction at the end.

How To Bet on the Rays vs. Orioles MLB Odds, TV and Game Info

When: Friday, June 24, 7:05 PM ET Where: Camden Yards in Baltimore TV: MASN, Fox Sports Sun Radio: Rays and Orioles Stream Option: FoxSportsGo Pitching Matchups: Rays: Matt Moore (3-4) vs. Orioles Yovani Gallardo (2-1) MLB Odds: Orioles -135

Why Bet the Rays

The Rays are really going through a slump right now as they have lost seven games in a row. They are just 16-19 on the road. They will send left hander Matt Moore to the mound in this one. Moore has been giving up homeruns this season which doesn’t bode well against a powerful Baltimore team. But, Tampa Bay did have a day off on Thursday which possibly can help get them some much needed rest. Surprisingly, the Rays are just slight underdogs at +115 which shows us the linesmakers have some confidence in this club on Friday.

Why Bet the Orioles

First and foremost, the Orioles will have Manny Machado back for this game. Machado was suspended for the past four games due to his fighting incident with Yordana Venture. With Machado back, this offense is as powerful as ever. The Orioles are one of the best teams in baseball when playing at home. They are 27-13 at Camden Yards this season. They send Yovani Gallardo to the mound in just his second start of the season.

My Expert Pick & Prediction

On paper it looks like Baltimore should run away with this game. They are at home. They boast the best record in the AL East while Tampa has the worst record. They have the pitching edge with Gallardo over Moore. Baltimore has a much better offense with Machado, Trumbo, Davis and Jones. But why are they just -135 favorites? Despite it feeling a bit odd, we are still rolling with Baltimore to crush Moore and the Rays on Friday. Bet the Orioles -135 at MyBookie. The final score: Orioles 8 and Rays 3.