Baltimore Orioles VS Tampa Bay Rays

MLB Baseball 04:35 PM ET

Wednesday

09/17/2020

MASN, SUN

Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -170

Over/Under: 7.5

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Baltimore Orioles will host the Tampa Bay Rays at Oriole Park in Camden Yards Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 4:35 P.M, ET. This is the opening game of a 5-game interleague series between both teams. This is also game 1 of today’s doubleheader. Baltimore is coming off a series win against the Braves where they won 2 games to 1. Tampa Bay split their previous series against the Nationals after losing the 2nd game. The Rays are 2nd in the American League with a 31-18 record and are 1st in the AL East Division.

Tampa Bay and Washington had a close game 2 with both teams even in hitting at 7-7. The Nationals had the advantage offensively in the previous game. Tampa Bay is on a slump as of late with only 4 wins in their last 10 games. Brandon Lowe had a great game despite the loss with 3 hits and a solo homer in the 9th inning. Nate Lowe had 1 hit and 1 RBI to complete the Rays’ scoring as a team. Nick Anderson got the loss after allowing 1 earned run in 1 inning pitched. Brandon Lowe leads the team this season with 43 hits, 31 RBIs, and 13 homers with a BAA of .269. The Rays rank 21st in terms of team batting with an average of .241 but are solid in making runs with 243 this season. Their bullpen is one of the best in the league with a team ERA of 3.79 which is 6th place overall. The Rays will bring Blake Snell to start the game.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 Predictions 9/17/2020

The Orioles have to feel good after beating the Braves in their previous series. They won game 3 with a score of 5-1. Jose Iglesias led the team offensively with 2 hits and 1 RBI while Austin Hays had 2 hits of his own. Hanser Alberto and Renato Nuñez combined for 2 hits and 3 RBIs in Baltimore’s win. Keegan Akin got the win after a stellar performance on the mound with 5 shutout innings. Hanser Alberto is their best offensive player for the season with 52 hits with a BAA of .294. Anthony Santander has a team-high of 32 RBIs and 11 homers. Baltimore’s pitching staff ranks 15th in the league today with the team allowing 4.46 earned runs per game. The team is hitting the ball well with an average of .258 which is 8th place in the league with a total of 232 runs on the season. Baltimore is 10th in the American League with a 22-27 record and is 4th in the AL East Division. Dean Kremer will start for the Orioles in game 1.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles. MLB’s pick for the 1st doubleheader game is the Tampa Bay Rays -170. Snell is doing well in his last couple of starts and is doing a good job overall this season. The problem is he is having trouble when pitching against Baltimore. Kremer started 2 games this season and only allowed 2 earned runs in 11 innings. This should be an exciting duel between both pitchers. Leaning towards the Rays in this one as they are due to wake up from their recent slump. Baltimore is 13-5 in their last 18 games against fellow American League teams. Tampa will win predicted at 6-2.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Game 1 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:35 P.M ET

Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

TV: MASN, SUN

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -170

MLB Total: 7.5

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