The top betting pick from Saturday comes from the night contest from the American League East division as the Baltimore Orioles face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles and Rays begin from Tampa Bay at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will have the national television coverage. With our Major League Baseball best pick we play on the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays to play under the total of 7 runs. The odds used for this MLB pick came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The wagering odds opened up in this MLB contest with the home team Tampa Bay Rays favored by -135 odds with the return on the Baltimore Orioles at +125 odds. The run total is lined at 7 runs. Bettors have come in with their early money on the side of the road team as Tampa Bay has fallen to a -134 odds favorite and Baltimore now returns +124 odds. The run total has held firm in most parts as the game is hung at 7 runs but there are some 7 ½ runs in some isolated betting outlets. Run line bettors who lay the -1 ½ runs with the side of the Tampa Bay Rays will get back +160 odds. Those who prefer to take +1 ½ runs on the side of the Baltimore Orioles will lay -174 odds for their run line wager. First five inning line betting enthusiasts will find Tampa Bay lined as -135 betting favorite with the return on the Baltimore Orioles at +115 odds. The run over under for this game is set at 3 ½ runs after a full five innings of play.
In their past ten head to head matchups the Orioles and Rays have played to under the total seven times as both clubs sport less than average offensive punch. The pitching matchups on Saturday night will feature Wei Yin Chen a lefty for Baltimore facing off with right hander Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays. Both starters are in good form. Chen has allowed six earned runs over his past three starts working 19 1/3rd innings. He is coming off a sharp effort on July 29th where he struck out 12 Oakland hitters in victory. Hellickson allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts at the LA Angels and Baltimore Orioles. Both clubs sport solid bullpens to support their good starting pitching so the play today is the under at the sportsbooks.