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#918 Baltimore Orioles 9.5
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:05pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Baltimore Orioles will be trying to bounce back from their loss to the Toronto Blue Jays when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday night. The game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards and it is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM. ET.

Yonny Chirinos, 7-4, 3.15 ERA, will get the start for the Rays. The Orioles will give the ball to Dylan Bundy, 4-10, 4.65 ERA.

Rays Going For Third Consecutive Win

The Rays have played well this season and wrapped up the first half of the season on a two-game winning streak. They will try to extend their streak to three games and make up some ground in the AL East standings with a win over the Orioles on Friday.

Offensively, Tampa Bay has been inconsistent this season. The team’s .254 batting average is 16th in the league. Their .326 on-base percentage is 14th, while their .423 slugging percentage is 20th in the league. The 415 runs they have scored is 19th in the league.

Austin Meadows leads the Rays with a .289 batting average, while Brandon Lowe leads the team with 16 homers and 49 RBI.

Tampa Bay’s pitching is among the best in the league. Opponents have a .224 batting average against the Rays, which is second in the league. Their 3.32 ERA is first, while their 37 quality starts are 14th in the league.

In his last start, Chirinos gave up five hits and three earned runs in seven innings as the Rays lost to the New York Yankees 8-4. The team will need a significantly better performance from him to get the win on Friday.

Orioles Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Orioles have struggled this season, but they ended the first half of the season on a high note, winning three of their last four games. They will try to keep the momentum going against the Rays as they try to pick up their fourth win in their last five games.

Offensively, Baltimore is one of the worst teams in the league. The team’s .240 batting average is 26th in the league. Their .303 on-base percentage is also 26th, while their .402 slugging percentage is 25th in the league. The 375 runs they have scored is 26th in the league.

Hanser Alberto leads the Orioles with a .309 batting average, while Renato Nunez leads the team with 20 homers and 49 RBI.

Baltimore’s pitching is also among the worst in the league. Opponents have a .269 batting average against the Orioles, which is 26th in the league. Their 5.59 ERA is 30th, while their 23 quality starts are 28th in the league.

In his last start, Bundy gave up three hits and one earned run in 6.2 innings, helping the Orioles get a 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The team will need a similar effort from him to beat the Rays on Friday night.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Orioles didn’t play well in the first half of the season and have lost 40 of their last 54 games. They have also struggled at home with Bundy on the mound, losing 21 of his last 28 home starts. The Rays have played well this season, especially against teams with losing records, winning eight of their last 10 games and four of Chirinos’ last five starts.

Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -155

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Orioles and Rays are averaging 7.66 combined runs per game in their last three games. The Rays have played under the total in eight of their last nine road games against teams with losing home records and in Chirinos’ last five road starts. The Orioles have played under the total in 10 of Bundy’s last 14 starts and in three of Bundy’s last five starts against AL East opponents.

Prediction: Under 9.5

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Orioles will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Rays in the first five innings of their last three games, averaging 2.33 runs per game while the Rays average 1.33 runs per game.

Prediction: Baltimore Orioles +129

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Rays and Orioles are averaging 3.66 combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will stay under the first five inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under 5.5
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.