Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 6/8/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (40-22) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (31-32) on Saturday, June 8th. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on BSSUN. The Orioles are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rays are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Orioles. First pitch is set for 3:10 CT.

Orioles vs Rays

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Baltimore rallied for two runs in the 8th inning in the most recent game of this Orioles vs. Rays series. The Orioles scored two runs in the 2nd inning but didn’t score another run until putting up two in the top of the 8th, picking up a 6-3 win. Heading into the game, the Orioles were at -109 on the money line.

Cole Irvin started for the Orioles and picked up the win, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts and didn’t issue a walk. Craig Kimbrel got the save. Aaron Civale had a rough outing for the Rays, taking the loss after going five innings and giving up four earned runs.

Jose Siri hit the game’s only home run while going 2/3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Randy Arozarena also had two hits and drove in a run for Tampa Bay.

Baltimore comes into today’s game at the Rays with an overall record of 40-22, which is good for 2nd place in the AL East. Currently, they are 3.5 games behind the Yankees for the division lead. The Orioles have been good against other teams in the AL East, putting up a mark of 14-6.

At home, the Orioles have gone 21-12 this season, and they are 19-10 on the road. Baltimore has won three straight games as the favorite, and they are 33-18 overall when favored. As the underdog, the Orioles are 7-4 this year, and their overall series record is 13-4-3.

The Orioles have been a strong bet against the run line this season, going 37-25 overall. They have been particularly strong on the road, where they are 19-10 against the run line. They have covered the run line in nine straight road games and are 9-2 against the run line as underdogs this season.

The Orioles have been a consistent over team this season, with a combined run average of 8.8 runs per game. Their over/under record is 32-23, and when the line is set at 8 runs, they are 9-4-2. The over has hit in two straight games for Baltimore, and 54.8% of their games this season have had over/under lines set at over 8 runs.

Kyle Bradish Gets The Start For The Orioles

Kyle Bradish is getting the start for the Orioles today and comes in with a record of 1-0 and ERA of 3.18. So far, he has made six starts and one of them was a quality start. Bradish’s WHIP for the season is 1.31, and opponents are batting .211 off the right-hander. In his last outing, Bradish went just 2 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs, six hits, and three homers. Before that, he had not allowed a homer in three straight outings. Bradish has issued at least two walks in each of his last four outings.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

As a team, the Orioles are the top-scoring team in the league at 5.1 runs per game. They are also the league’s top home run-hitting team and have the league’s best isolated power figure. Baltimore’s team batting average of .247 is 8th in the league, and they are also the top slugging team in the MLB.

Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been the Orioles’ top power threats this season, as Rutschman has 12 homers and Henderson has 19. Rutschman is also batting .301, while Henderson is hitting .264. Anthony Santander has 13 homers but is batting just .227 for the season. However, he has been hot of late, going 12/34 in his last nine games with four homers.

The Rays host the Orioles today with an overall record of 31-32, and they are 13 games behind the Yankees for the AL East lead. Currently, they are 4th in the AL East, just a half-game behind the Red Sox for 3rd place. Tampa Bay is 10-14 against other AL East teams this year.

So far, the Rays have been good as the favorite, going 20-19, and they are 11-13 as the underdog. At home, they are 4-6 as the underdog. Tampa Bay has an overall series record of 9-9-2 this year, and they are coming off a series loss to the Nationals.

When the Rays win, they tend to do so by a comfortable margin, as their average run differential in victories is +2.3. However, they have struggled to cover the run line as the favorite, going just 13-26. Tampa Bay’s overall run line record is 26-37, with a scoring margin of -0.8 runs per game.

The over/under line for today’s game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles is set at 8 runs. The Rays have a combined run average of 8.8 runs per game this season and have gone over the total in 33 of their 62 games. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, the Rays have gone over the total in 10 of 17 games.

Taj Bradley Gets The Start For The Rays

Taj Bradley and the Rays are back at home today, taking on the Orioles. Bradley is still looking for his first win of the season, as he has a loss and a no-decision in his first two starts. He’s coming off a rough outing against the Orioles, where he gave up 9 runs in just 3 1/3 innings of work.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Rays are averaging just 4 runs per game, which is 23rd in the league. They have been even worse at home, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. Overall, they are the league’s worst home run-hitting team and are just 14th in team batting average. However, they have been good at putting the ball in play, as their strikeout numbers are 21st in the league.

Isaac Paredes has been a bright spot in the lineup so far, batting .292 with a team-high 10 home runs and 37 RBIs. He is also on a seven-game hitting streak. Randy Arozarena is also on a five-game hitting streak but is batting just .175 for the season.

Orioles vs Rays Prediction

Getting the Orioles at -142 on the money line is a great value, as we have them winning this one by a score of 5-4. At -142, this is a pick that you could also look to parlay with another game or two to increase your payout.

Looking at some potential player props, Kyle Bradish is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is the fifth-best among today’s starters. As for Taj Bradley, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which is 20th among starters.

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