Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays - 8/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays - 8/14/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Rays (59-53) vs Baltimore Orioles (59-54)

Game Info: Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 1:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Drew Rasmussen (6-4) (2.96) vs Jordan Lyles (9-8) (4.35)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -165 / Baltimore Orioles +140 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Baltimore Orioles will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 3 of their series at Tropicana Field on Sunday afternoon.

The Baltimore Orioles are 59-54 this season and have won three of their last five games. Baltimore won Game 1 of this series by a score of 10-3 on Friday night. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .255 opponent batting average this season. The Orioles offense has scored 482 runs with a .240 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Anthony Santander is batting .263 with 20 home runs and 60 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Jordan Lyles, who is 9-8 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 130.1 innings pitched this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-53 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Tampa Bay won Game 2 of this series by a score of 8-2 on Saturday. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.47 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 460 runs with a .238 batting average and a .307 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .259 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Drew Rasmussen, who is 6-4 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 91.1 innings pitched this season.

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Baltimore is 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-5 in their last 6 game three’s of a series. The under is 5-2-1 in Baltimore’s last 8 Sunday games. Tampa Bay is 2-4 in their last 6 games and 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 game three’s of a series. Baltimore is 21-49 in these two teams last 70 head to head meetings.

Only a half game separates these two teams in the standings in the AL East, making this game critical for both teams to win. Baltimore is starting Jordan Lyles, who has allowed four runs in his last 17 innings of work. For Tampa Bay, Drew Rasmussen has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four consecutive starts. I like Tampa Bay to win this game by a couple of runs behind a strong outing from Rasmussen.

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