15* AL Tuesday Undervalued Underdog on Tampa Bay Rays +130
Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore,
07/24/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 1
Money Line: +130 Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Rays should not be this big of an underdog to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday. At 49-47 on the season, the Rays realize they need to start making a push if they want to get back to the postseason with a Wildcard berth.
Jeremy Hellickson is having another solid season at 4-6 with a 3.54 ERA on the year. He'll be up against Wei-Yin Chen, who is 8-5 with a 3.80 ERA on the season, and 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA in his last three starts.
Hellickson is 4-2 with a 2.06 ERA and 0.875 WHIP in seven career starts against Baltimore. In his lone career start against Tampa, Chen gave up five earned runs and nine base runners over 5 2/3 innings of a 0-5 loss to the Rays on June 1st.
The Rays are a very profitable 8-3 (+8.3 Units) against the money line as an underdog of +125 to +175 this season. The Orioles are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. Baltimore is 6-16 in their last 22 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game. Take the Rays Tuesday.