Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 8/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/24/2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore
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Monday night, the Tampa Bay Rays will give the ball to Jake Odorizzi (9 – 10, 3.83 ERA) as they square off against the Baltimore Orioles and Chris Tillman (10 – 5, 3.55 ERA). It will be the 26th start for Odorizzi and the 28th for Tillman.
Jake Odorizzi didn’t get any run support in his last start and that spoiled his good effort with a loss. Odorizzi gave up 3 runs on 5 hits in 6.2 innings as he walked 2 and struck out 7. Odorizzi has kept the score low for the Rays in recent starts and has allowed 3 or fewer runs in 9 of his last 10 outings. He is 6 -3 in those 10 starts. In 2013, Odorizzi was 0-1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in 4 starts and 3 relief appearances.
Last season, Odorizzi pitched 3.2 innings of relief in 1 appearance against the Orioles. This season, he is 0 – 1 in 3 starts against Baltimore.
Chris Tillman was brilliant in his last start and the effort translated into a victory for him. In 8 innings of work, Tillman allowed just a run (on a solo homer) and 3 hits while walking a batter and striking out 9. Tillman has been money in the bank for the Orioles as of late with a 3 – 0 record and just 5 runs allowed in his last 4 starts. Although he is just 3 – 1 in his last 10 outings, he has pitched better than that record indicates. Last season, Tillman posted a record of 16 – 7 with an ERA of 3.71 in 33 starts.
In 2013, Tillman was 1 – 3 with a 5.09 ERA in 4 starts against the Rays. This season, he is 1 – 0 in 2 starts against Tampa Bay.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 58-64-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is 0.2
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 55-69-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
07/18/14 C Ryan Hanigan Oblique 15-day DL (7/9)
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 60-day DL (6/22), out for season
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 60-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Baltimore
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