The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays have gone above the betting total in all three meetings thus far in 2013, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as the two teams face off at Orioles Park at Camden Yards.
Sports bettors will find that the Orioles are -120 home favorites in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 8.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League East contest from a betting perspective, while giving a prediction on the total.
The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last six games, including a 3-2 setback to the Boston Red Sox as +133 road underdogs Monday.
Rays starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez is 1-3 with a 8.46 ERA in four career road starts against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Baltimore Orioles return home after going 3-3 on a six-game road trip, which ended with a 3-0 defeat to the New York Yankees as +100 underdogs Sunday.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Orioles are 22-21 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, with the UNDER going 23-19-1 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks Tuesday night, as the OVER is 9-4 in Baltimore Orioles Jake Arrieta's last 13 starts as a home favorite.
MLB Pick: Over 8.5
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