|MLB Orioles vs. Rays Picks & Predictions for June 8, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 08 June 2013 11:00|
Orioles vs. Rays MLB Free Pick
TAMPA, FL (ATS Consultants) - Will the Orioles steal a road victory today when they visit the Rays at 4:10PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rays are -114 money line favorites over the Orioles, who are +105 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rays opened as -130 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -114, while the Orioles' odds have dropped from +120 down to +105. Baltimore enters this game with a 34-27 overall record and is 19-14 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 33-27 overall and 18-10 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% of the betting public currently favors Baltimore. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Baltimore. According to latest MLB trends, Baltimore is 6-2 last 8 vs. a right-handed starter. Tampa Bay is 3-10 in Hellickson's last 13 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150 and 2-6 in Hellickson's last 7 start as a home favorite of -110 to -150.
Baltimore (34-27, 19-14 road, 34-24 O/U) just fell behind Tampa Bay (33-27, 18-10 home, 33-22 O/U) in the American League East, which is going to be the most competitive division in baseball. The Orioles send out phenom Kevin Gausman (0-2, 7.20 ERA) who throws in the high 90s. Gausman struggled in his first two starts but found his way on June 2 at home against one of the best hitting teams in baseball-Detroit. Gausman went six innings and gave up just five hits and one earned run though he didn't get the decision. Jeremy Hellickson (3-2, 5.59 ERA) has had a disappointing season. He allowed nine hits in five innings against Cleveland in his last start, though the Rays won the game, 11-3. He's also struggled against the Orioles, allowing eight runs in his last start on May 17. He also allowed five runs on April 3 at home against Baltimore, though the Rays won 8-7. Baltimore is 19-14 on the road and beat the Rays in two of three on the road in early April. They'll bounce back on Saturday. Baltimore faces Tampa Bay in Game 2 from Tropicana Field at 4:10pmET.
MLB FREE PICK: BALTIMORE ORIOLES +120