Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 8/16/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time: 8/16/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Tropicana Field,
Address: St. Petersburg, FL
Latest Odds: TB -235 ; O/U 8
TV Channel: ESPN+

The Baltimore Orioles open a four-game series on the road Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Baltimore is 38-77 following a 16-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Baltimore has been outscored 24-3 in the first two games of its three-game series against the Red Sox. The Orioles have lost 10 straight and are last in the American League East 32 games behind first-place Tampa Bay’

Cedric Mullins is batting .322 to lead Baltimore and the center fielder has team highs in hits with 139 and on-base percentage at .386. Right fielder Trey Mancini is leading in home runs with 20 and third baseman Ryan Mountcastle is the leader in RBIs with 63. On Monday, Baltimore will send Matt Harvey to the mound. The right-hander is 6-11 with an ERA of 6.10, 78 Ks and 32 BBs.

Tampa Bay dropped to 71-46 following a 12-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The loss was only the second for Tampa Bay in the last nine games. Tampa Bay remains in first place in the American League East with a four-game lead over the Boston Red Sox. Although Tampa Bay Rays pitching was roughed up on Saturday allowing 12 runs, the Rays are 10th in team ERA at 3.77.

Randy Arozarena is batting .272 to lead Tampa Bay and the left fielder has a team high 107 hits. Second baseman Brandon Lowe is the leader in home runs with 26, while designated hitter Austin Meadows is the leader in RBIs with 77. On Monday, Tampa Bay will send Ryan Yarbrough to the mound. The left-hander is 6-4 with an ERA of 4.76, 98 Ks and 21 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Baltimore is 23-61 in its last 84
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Orioles last 10
  • Tampa Bay is 7-2 in its last 9
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Rays last 8
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Free MLB Pick: over 8

Tampa Bay will defeat Baltimore at home on Monday, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in seven of Baltimore's last 10 and in seven of Tampa Bay's last eight. Baltimore has baseball's worst team ERA at 5.77 and Tampa Bay has scored the most runs in all of baseball with 604. The OVER has also cashed in each of the last five played between these two. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win but our best play is OVER 9-3.

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