The Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles face-off on Friday from Tropicana Field. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rays have played very well this season and currently sit in a three way tie for third place in the AL wild-card race. They are 6.5 games back of the Yankees for the division and will start Matt Moore who has lost his last three starts tonight versus the Orioles. Moore is pitching to a 4.01 ERA in 119 innings of work this season.
The Orioles led the AL East for the early part of the season, and still are in a prime playoff position. The 30-24 on the road this season and will be looking to improve that mark this weekend. In an important series for the Orioles they will send Tommy Hunter to the mound who has been alternating between the bullpen and starter lately. As a starter in 101 innings of work he is pitching 3.56 ERA
Tampa Bay is 4-1 in their last five games overall, 7-3 in their last 10 home games against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Moore’s last five home starts. Baltimore is 7-2 in their last nine road games, 4-1 in their last five road games against a team with a winning record, and 5-2 in Hunter’s last seven starts against the AL East. Baltimore is 1-4 in their last five games at Tampa Bay.
The Rays happen to be playing good baseball right now and are more experienced in pressure packed games, we like them as a moneyline favorite in this game at sportsbooks.