Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/13/2014
Monday, April 14, 7:05 PM on SUN, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Tampa Bay - Archer, C (1-0) vs. Baltimore - Chen, W (1-1)
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Monday night the Tampa Bay Rays and Chris Archer will take on the Baltimore Orioles and Wei-Yin Chen. Both pitchers will be making their third starts of the season.
Chris Archer had a solid outing his last time out even though he didn’t get the decision. In 7 innings of work, he surrendered 6 hits and no runs while striking out 4 and walking 2. The solid start pushed his ERA down to 1.38. Last year, Archer went 9 – 7 in 23 starts with an ERA of 3.22.
In 2013, Archer faced the Orioles twice and got a win with an ERA of 3.97. Overall he has had great success against the Baltimore roster, holding them to a .170 batting average. Baltimore’s Manny Machado owns a career .429 average with 3 hits in 7 at-bats and 2 RBIs.
Wei-Yin Chen comes into this one after his first win of the year in his last start. Chen wasn’t great, but he had a lot of help after going 5 innings and giving up 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run). Last year, Chen started 23 games for the Orioles with a 7 – 7 record and a 4.07 ERA.
Chen faced the Rays 3 times in 2013 with a 1 – 0 record and an ERA of 3.18. Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist has the most experience and the best results against Chen. Zobrist is hitting .435 with 10 hits in 23 at-bats, a home run and 3 RBIs.
Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is 5-6-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Tampa Bay is +0.7
Baltimore Betting Trends
Baltimore is 4-6-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
04/12/14 RF Wil Myers Rest questionable
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8)
03/30/14 P Juan Oviedo Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
04/12/14 SS J.J. Hardy Back questionable
04/12/14 C Matt Wieters Rest questionable
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 15-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Nolan Reimold Neck 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Troy Patton Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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