|MLB Rays vs. Orioles Picks & Predictions for August 20, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:30|
Rays vs. Orioles Free Pick
BALTIMORE, MD (ATS Consultants) – The Rays are just one game back of the Red Sox in the AL East after winning two games in a row. Can they make it three in a row tonight when they take on the Orioles at 7:05PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rays are -106 money line favorites over the Orioles, who are -102 on the ML. With Alex Cobb and Miguel Gonzalez on the hill, the over/under total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rays opened as +106 money line underdogs but their odds have flipped to -106, while the Orioles’ odds have gone from -115 down to -102. Tampa Bay is 71-52 overall and 30-29 on the road, while Baltimore is 67-57 overall and 35-27 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% 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, Tampa Bay is 1-5 last 6 road games. Baltimore is: 5-0 last 5 Gonzalez's starts vs. Rays, 21-7 last 28 Tuesday games and 19-9 last 28 vs. a right-handed starter.
The Rays send Alex Cobb (7-2, 2.94 ERA) to the mound versus right-hander Miguel Gonzalez (8-5, 3.94 ERA). Cobb allowed one run over five innings on Thursday in his return against Seattle. He was previously hit in the right ear by a line drive on June 15. Gonzalez allowed five runs over 13 innings in a pair of no-decisions. He is 1-0 in two starts against Tampa Bay in April with a 4.50 ERA.
Baltimore needs this game after dropping the first of the series on Monday night, 4-1. The Orioles left 15 runners on base on Monday night and managed to pound ace David Price and the Rays' bullpen for 15 hits. Catcher Matt Wieters hit his 17th home run for the Orioles and he's a player with a lot of success against the Rays. He is 15 for 45 with four home runs this year against Tampa Bay and is a .337 career hitter with 18 dingers versus the Rays.Gonzalez is 5-1 at home this year and usually manages to get decent run support.
2013 MLB FREE PICK: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -102