Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 8/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date & Time: 8/17/2021, 11:10 PM UTC
Location: Tropicana Field,
Address: St. Petersburg, FL
Latest Odds: TB -190 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FSSun

The Baltimore Orioles play the second game of a four-game series on the road Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Baltimore is 38-78 following a 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Orioles were swept in a three-game series by Boston and have now been swept in each of the last three series. The Orioles have lost 11 straight and are last in the American League East 32 games behind first place Tampa Bay.

Cedric Mullins is batting .318 to lead Baltimore and the center fielder has team highs in hits with 139 and on-base percentage at .382. Right fielder Trey Mancini is the leader in home runs with 20 and third baseman Ryan Mountcastle is the leader in RBIs with 63. On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles will send John Means to the mound. The left-hander is 5-4 with an ERA of 3.21, 87 Ks and 15 BBs.

Tampa Bay dropped to 71-47 following a 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Tampa Bay was beaten by Minnesota in two or three games over the weekend and had its lead in the American League East cut to just three games over the second-place Boston Red Sox. Nevertheless, Tampa Bay has won seven of the last 10.

Randy Arozarena is batting .273 to lead Tampa Bay and the left fielder has a team-high 109 hits. Second baseman Brandon Lowe has 26 home runs to lead Tampa Bay and Austin Meadows has 77 RBIs to lead the Rays. Yandy Diaz is the leader in on-base percentage at .363. On Tuesday, Tampa Bay will send Drew Rasmussen to the mound. The right-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 3.81, 29 Ks and 9 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • Baltimore is 23-62 in its last 85
  • The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Orioles last 5
  • Tampa Bay is 7-3 in the last 10
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Rays last 9
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Free MLB Pick: over 8.5

Tampa Bay will pick up a victory on Tuesday in the second game of the series with Baltimore, but the play here is OVER. The OVER has cashed in each of the last five meetings between these two American League East rivals and in three of the last five played between the two in Tampa Bay. Baltimore has a team ERA of 5.78 which is worst in baseball and while being swept by Boston over the weekend gave up 8, 16 and 6 runs. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win but our best play is OVER 9-3.

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