MLB Betting Tip: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles – April 24, 2017

Baltimore Orioles

Two teams out of the American League East will mix it up on Monday. The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Baltimore Orioles. The Rays come into the series with a 10-10 record. Tampa Bay is in fourth place in the division, and coming in fresh off a home loss in extra innings to the Houston Astros.

The Baltimore Orioles have been one of the hottest teams in the game to start the season. The Orioles are 12-5, which is 1.5 games better than the New York Yankees at the top of the division. The Orioles are also coming into the game fresh off a loss. The Orioles lost to Boston at home on Sunday. The Orioles are underdogs in this game. Tampa Bay is listed -119 over the Orioles.

Orioles Glad to Finish with Boston

The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox finished an ugly series with some jections over the weekend. The Orioles are glad to finish up without any major injuries. The Orioles won the series by keeping the Red Sox to just 2 runs in the first two games combined. Baltimore has been one of the best pitching teams with a 3.38 earned run average.

The Orioles on the offensive side have a tremendous lineup. The Orioles are 23rd in runs scored with just 66. Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Chris Davis are three big power names, but Trey Mancini leads the team with 11 runs batted in. The Orioles have won four out of five overall.

Rays Struggle on the Road

The Tampa Bay Rays have won just 1 out of 7 games on the road this season. Tampa Bay lost three out of four in their most recent road series in Boston. Since then, the Rays won four out of six games at home. Tampa Bay ranks 10th in the league with a 3.72 earned run average, but have just 5 quality starts.

Offensively, the Rays are third in the league with 89 runs scored. The Rays are batting .262 as a team as well. Steven Souza is the top hitter for the Rays with a .347 batting average, 4 homeruns and 17 runs batted in. Tampa Bay’s Corey Dickerson mashed a 445 foot homerun in the loss to Houston.

Orioles Keep Winning

The Baltimore Orioles just have a solid well, rounded team. The Orioles are going to use Ubaldo Jimenez as their starting pitcher. Jimenez was brilliant in his last start, and it was his first win of the season. Tampa Bay also has a solid pitcher going in this game. Chris Archer looks to move to 3-0 in this game.

Look for a pretty low scoring game. Both starting pitchers are pretty impressive, and they may both get to the 7th inning of this game. In the end, the Orioles are going to grab a couple runs. The final bet for this game is the Baltimore Orioles +109 over the Tampa Bay Rays for Monday night.