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Rays at Orioles 9/17/20 - Game 1 - MLB Picks & Predictions

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Game Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date & Time Thursday September 17, 2020, 4:35 PM (EDT)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Latest odds
TB -170 ; O/U 7
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In the first game of a Thursday MLB doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles will battle from Camden Yards. On Thursday, Tampa Bay RP Nick Anderson (1-1) served up a two-run blast during the tenth inning of a 4-2 home loss versus Washington. Brandon Lowe doubled and scored a run for the Rays (31-18), who lead the AL East Division by three full games. 

2018 Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (4-1 3.23 ERA) will take the ball for the Rays in the series opener. Last time out, Snell struck out five batters across five plus scoreless frames during an 11-1 home victory versus Boston.

The Baltimore Orioles have dropped 16 of their 28 home games and are running out of time to make a postseason push. On Wednesday, Baltimore took the rubber game of their series with visiting Atlanta by a 3-1 final score. SP Keegan Akin (1-1) fanned nine batters over five shutout innings for the Orioles, who improved to 22-27 overall.

Rookie right-hander Dean Kremer (1-0 1.64 ERA) will make his third career major league start for the Orioles. Through 11 innings, Kremer has allowed just five hits while striking out 16 batters.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Baltimore.
  • Baltimore is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
  • Baltimore is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 7 games against Tampa Bay.

Free MLB Pick:

Tampa Bay Rays -170

Tampa Bay 3B Yandy Diaz (hamstring) is still pretty sore and hopes to make it back before the end of the regular season. Through 49 games, Tampa Bay ranks 10th in OPS and 7th in runs scored. Baltimore comes into this game with an offense that ranks 13th in OPS and 14th in runs scored. Take the Rays in game one. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays 5-1.

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Betting on Sports started early for Eddie as he started in College in the 90's. Since then Eddie has came to be a successful high school teacher and coach of many sports. But Eddie didn't forget his sports betting passion and in 2012 he became Part-Time writer here at Picks & Parlays. Eddie loves all sports but his favorite are NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, & MLB.