The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on Thursday as they close out their series from Baltimore. All odds for this game can be found updated at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Orioles are tied now with the Rays in the AL East as both sit outside the postseason as of now. As a team yesterday the Orioles only scored one run on seven hits. On the mound this afternoon the O’s will send Chris Tilman to the hill who has won two of his last three starts and has been sparkling in limited action this season so far. In 15 innings of work he is pitching to a 1.15 ERA.
The Rays made the postseason on the final game of the season last year and are digging a similar hole this season. Although they did win yesterday on the heels of 10 runs on 11 hits. David Price was once again fantastic on the mound to earn his 14th win and the Rays will look to James Shields tonight to take the series. Shields is pitching to his 4.39 ERA in 131 innings of work this season.
Baltimore is 4-1 in their last five games as an underdog, 1-6 in their last seven home games, and 7-2 in Tillman’s last nine home starts. Tampa Bay is 5-13 in their last 18 games as a favorite, 0-7 in their last seven game three of a series, and 1-5 in Shields’ last six starts as a favorite. The Rays are 7-1 in Shields’ last eight starts against Baltimore.
The Rays are playing well right now and Shields has been historically good against the Orioles. Give us Tampa Bay as a moneyline favorite on the road in this one at online sportsbooks.