(MLB) Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, 05/20/2022 7:05 PM, Score: 6 - 8
Point Spread: 1.50 | -122.00 Baltimore (Home)
Result: Win
I'm playing BALTIMORE on the RL. (+1.5 runs) The Orioles got back on track yesterday. Their 9-6 victory over the Yankees snapped a 6-game skid. Losing streak in the rear-view mirror, I expect them to carry the positive momentum into this evening's opener vs. Tampa. The Rays are off b2b big (home) wins over the Tigers. They've dropped three of their last four on the road though and two of their last four road wins have come by a single run. Wells goes for the O's and he's quietly been fantastic here at home. In three starts here, he's got a 1.20 ERA and a 0.933 WHIP. The O's won his last start here by a score of 6-1 and his previous start here was a 2-1 loss. One thing I really like about Wells is that he hasn't walked a single batter in any of his last five starts. Meanwhile, Beeks is expected to go for Tampa. While he's been effective out of the bullpen, he hasn't made a big league start since 2019, when he lost 7-2. With Tampa favored on the ML, we're able to get an extra +1.5 runs with the O's for a very reasonable price. Though we may not need them, I feel that's the way to go. While the Rays have certainly had their way with the O's, I see Baltimore finally breaking through in this one. Grab the extra +1.5 runs and expect AT LEAST the "run-line cover."