The Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles are going to square off as a part of the 2013 MLB betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our August 21st baseball predictions for what should be a great game on Wednesday.
Free MLB Picks: Tampa Bay Rays @ Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, August 21st, 7:05 ET
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
Rays vs. Orioles Live TV: ESPN2
Tampa Bay Rays (Jeremy Hellickson) +108
Baltimore Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen) -112
Baltimore is a team that is full of giant issues right now. The team has lost the first two games of this series, and it really hasn’t come all that close in either game to being able to get a victory. Manager Buck Showalter and the gang are 5.5 games back in the AL East, and they are a lot closer to falling behind the New York Yankees than they are catching anyone else in the playoff race. There’s a real chance that the season will be over with by the end of this week when the Oakland Athletics come to town. To make matters worse, if you take out the games on the West Coast that Tampa Bay punted away a week and a half ago, the team is 32-8 in its last 40 games overall. The Rays have blasted left-handed pitching all year long, and LHP Wei-Yin Chen is probably going to be no exception to that. Granted, we know that RHP Jeremy Hellickson hasn’t pitched well for most of the season, and that ERA of his that is nearly in the 5.00s isn’t going to turn anyone onto betting on the Rays. However, this batting lineup is tearing the cover off of the baseball. The Rays might not be quite as hot as the Los Angeles Dodgers, but they are definitely hot enough at this point to get the job done when push comes to shove in this series finale.
Rays @ Orioles Pick: Tampa Bay Rays +108
Rays @ Orioles Score Prediction: Rays 6 – Orioles 2