The Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on Tuesday game one of this series from Baltimore. All MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Orioles were one of the big surprises early in the season this year and now look as though they are fading. They’re trying their best to make the postseason run and will send Wei-Yin Chen to the mound to try and continue their winning ways. Chen is pitching to a 3.80 ERA and 116 innings of work so far this season.
The Rays are still technically in the AL wild-card race sitting in fifth place. They need to make a move versus the Orioles to start climbing up the standings. The Rays pitching has been solid overall this season and they will send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound tonight. In 99 innings of work Hellickson it has allowed just 94 hits.
Baltimore is 5-2 in their last seven games overall, 1-4 in their last five home games, and 5-1 in Chen’s last six home starts against a team with a winning record. Tampa Bay is 2-5 in their last seven road games, 1-4 in their last five games following an off day, and 0-5 in Hellickson’s last five starts. Tampa Bay is 1-4 in their last five games in Baltimore.
Chen and Hellickson are both in down stretches in what has been pretty good seasons for both of them. Because of this will take the over for total runs scored in this game at the sports book.