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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Total Pick

Time: 7:05 PM EST Monday August 25, 2014 MAS2

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

The Baltimore Orioles host the Tampa Bay Rays in an American League East match up.

In their last games: The Orioles lost to the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1.

In their loss to the Cubs the Orioles only had 1 hit of the Chicago pitching staff.

Tampa Bay’s van Longoria had an RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Rays a 2-1 win over the Blue Jays

The Orioles are 8-4 facing the Rays this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Rays are 5-2 in Jake Odorizzi’s last 7 starts.

The Orioles are 5-0 in Chris Tillman’s last 5 starts.

In Tillman’s last 5 home starts against the Rays the Under record is 4-0-1.

Pitching Match Up

Tampa Bay: Jake Odorizzi (9-10, 3.83 ERA)
Baltimore: Chris Tillman (10-5, 3.55 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Orioles -128 / Rays +118
Run Line: Orioles -1.5 +150
Total Line: Under 8 -120

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Tampa Bay Rays: 64-66 SU / O/U 58-65 / Run Line W/L 56-74
Baltimore Orioles: 73-55 SU / O/U 55-70 / Run Line W/L 74-54

Key Betting Trends

• TB is 21-6 in their last 27 road games.
• TB is 9-4 in their last 13 games as a road underdog.
• TB has an Under record of 9-3-2 in their last 14 road games.
• BAL is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
• BAL is 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.
• BAL has an Under record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.

Key Player Injuries

RAYS

David DeJesus Fractured left hand on 15-day DL(6/19)
Ryan Hanigan Oblique strain on 15-day DL(7/9)
Matt Moore Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(4/8)
Jerry Sands Strained left wrist on 60-day DL(6/23)

ORIOLES

Manny Machado Right knee surgery – out for season on 15-day DL(8/12)
Johan Santana Recovery from left shoulder surgery on 60-day DL(6/2)
Matt Wieters Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(5/11)

Total Pick:

Both pitchers have been very consistent since early July with Jake Odorizzi allowing 3 or fewer runs in 9 of his last 10 with 3 consecutive quality starts and Chris Tillman holding the opposition to 3 or under runs in 14 straight starts with 8 of his last 9 of the quality variety. The Rays bats have been on the cool side failing to surpass 2 runs in 5 of their last 8 games. Tillman has faced Tampa Bay 2 times in 2014 allowing 4 runs in 14 innings registering a QS in each game. The Orioles tallied just 4 total runs in the last 3 games and haven’t actually lit up Ordorizzi with 6 runs scored in 15 1/3 in his 3 starts against them this year.

Take the UNDER 8 -120‏

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