Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday Free Pick: The MLB Network is going to be broadcasting another great clash on the diamond on Wednesday night. The Tampa Bay Rays were taken down on Tuesday by the Baltimore Orioles, and now, they’ll be out for some revenge in the second home game of the season at Tropicana Field. The Rays are -135 favorites on the MLB odds in this one, which gets started at 7:10 p.m. ET.

When you bet on baseball, the key really is to just bet by the numbers. Here, the numbers make this easy to decipher. The Rays have always been a significantly better than average home team, thus they deserve to get a little bit extra weight playing here at the Trop. We still think that they will ultimately go on to win at least 45 games here at home this season in spite of the fact that they let one get away from them on Tuesday afternoon. Jeremy Hellickson and Wei-Yin Chen are relatively comparable pitchers, but Hellickson has done a heck of a lot better against Baltimore (6-3) than Chen did last season against the Rays (1-3). This is a really important season for Hellickson that is just getting started, knowing that he is expected to step into the second starter’s role behind LHP David Price who, to his credit, didn’t pitch a bad game on Tuesday. Look for Hellickson to get a ‘W’ in this one significantly more often than not. Orioles vs. Rays Free Pick for April 3rd: Back the Tampa Bay Rays -135

 

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