Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/26/2014
Friday, June 27, 2014, 12:05 PM on SUN, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (3-7) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Tillman, C (6-4)
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Friday night, Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays as they square off against Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles. Odorizzi makes his 16th start as Tillman makes his 17th.
Jake Odorizzi got the win in his last start and that improved his record to 3 – 7 with a 4.29 ERA. In the win, Odorizzi threw 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed just a hit and 2 walks while striking out 10. It was one of his better efforts in a season that hasn’t been so great. Last season, Odorizzi had a 0 – 1 record with a save and a 3.94 ERA in 4 starts and 3 relief appearances.
In 2013, Odorizzi made just one appearance against the Orioles and he gave up a hit in 3.2 innings of work. This season, he has 2 starts against the Orioles with a loss and a no-decision in those outings. Less than 2 weeks ago, Odorizzi got the no-decision after allowing 3 runs on 2 hits in 5.1 innings.
Chris Tillman boosted his record to 6 – 4 with a 4.45 ERA after getting the win his last time out. In that start, Tillman pitched 7 shutout innings and gave up just 4 hits and 4 walks with 2 strikeouts. Tillman has had trouble fanning batters and his strikeouts per 9 innings are down to 5.93 this season compared to 7.81 in 2013. Last season, Tillman was 16 – 7 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 starts.
In 2013, Tillman was 1 – 3 with a 5.09 ERA in 4 starts against the Rays. This season, Tillman pitched to a no-decision against Tampa Bay after allowing 3 runs and 5 hits (including a homer) in 6 innings of work.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 39-37-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.6
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 35-40-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
06/25/14 SS Yunel Escobar Shoulder questionable
06/24/14 LF Jerry Sands Wrist 15-day DL (6/22)
06/19/14 LF David DeJesus Hand 15-day DL (6/19)
06/01/14 RF Wil Myers Wrist 15-day DL (5/31)
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)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
06/21/14 P Bud Norris Groin questionable
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-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)
03/31/14 3B Michael Almanzar Arm 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
Josh's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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