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free play from doc's sports

free play from doc's sports

Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay, 09/05/2014 19:10 EDT, Score: 0 - 3

Money Line: -138 Tampa Bay

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

Friday MLB Free Play from Doc’s Sports Take #922 Tampa Bay Rays over Baltimore Orioles (Thursday, 7:10pm EST) The Baltimore Orioles are playing excellent baseball but their stock may be at its peak, meaning its sell time. The O’s have a comfortable nine game lead in the AL East with just four weeks remaining. But you have to question whether they can maintain their focus when they have a playoff spot virtually wrapped up already. They’ll face a scrappy Tampa Bay Rays team that has had a disappointing season overall. However, the Rays have been very good since the All-Star break and they could finish above the .500 mark with a strong finish. More importantly, right-hander Alex Cobb gets the ball today and he’s in excellent form. Over his last eight starts, Cobb is 4-1 with a 0.96 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. He’s one of the elite starters in the AL but has been cast aside this season with the struggles of the Rays. No one is pitching better than he is right now though. Wei-Yin Chen goes for Baltimore in his 27th start of the 2014 season. He’s turned in another quality season at 14-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. Under normal circumstances, I’d say the line on this game is about right. However, with the way Cobb is throwing he deserves to be a bigger favorite at home versus a team that could be ready to cool off. You have to be proactive when it comes to predicting when teams will ebb and flow, and I think this matchup provides us with an opportunity to do that. It’s time to sell the Orioles and a play on Cobb is the only way to look. Take the Rays as our free play selection.


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