MLB Picks: Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Jeff GrantContributor IMay 8, 2014

MLB Picks: Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price is 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA in his last four home starts against the Baltimore Orioles, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks, as the two teams meet up at Tropicana Field.

    Sports bettors will find that the Rays are minus-175 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Baltimore Orioles

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    The Baltimore Orioles have won the first two games of this series, including a 4-3 victory as plus-113 road underdogs Wednesday.

    Orioles starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez is 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in four career outings against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Tampa Bay Rays

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    The Tampa Bay Rays have dropped all four of their games against the Baltimore Orioles this season, with third baseman Evan Longoria going 2-for-15 at the plate.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Rays are 52-25 in David Price's last 77 starts against AL East opponents.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Tampa Bay Rays as one of their MLB picks, as they've won four of David Price's last five starts as a home favorite of minus-151 to minus-200.

    Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -175

     

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