Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 6/9/2024

The Baltimore Orioles (41-22) travel to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays (31-33) on Sunday, June 9th. This game will be played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and televised on MASN. 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 12:40 CT.

Orioles vs Rays

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Baltimore cruised to a 5-0 win over the Rays in the most recent game of this series. The Orioles had a huge 9th inning, scoring three of their five runs. Heading into the game, they were favored at -136 on the money line.

The Orioles got to Rays starter Taj Bradley, who gave up five earned runs in just five innings of work and took the loss. As for the Orioles, Kyle Bradish put together a good outing, getting the win after going six innings and not giving up a run.

Ryan O’Hearn and Gunnar Henderson each homered for the Orioles, while Yandy Diaz went 2/4 with two doubles for the Rays.

The Orioles are 41-22 overall and trail the Yankees by 2.5 games for the AL East lead. Baltimore has won two straight games, and they are 15-6 against other teams in the AL East. This season, the Orioles have been good at home, going 21-12 and 20-10 on the road.

So far, the Orioles have been good as the favorite, putting up a record of 34-18. As for their record as the underdog, it is 7-4 this season. Baltimore has an overall series record of 13-4-3 this year.

When the Orioles are on the road, they have been a good bet to cover the run line, going 20-10. They are on a 10-game run line win streak on the road and have covered the run line in four straight games overall. When favored, they are 29-23 against the run line, and as the underdog, they are 9-2.

Today’s O/U line of 7.5 runs is slightly lower than the season average for Orioles games, which is 8 runs. Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 32 of 56 games this season, and the combined run average in those games is 8.7 runs per game.

Grayson Rodriguez Gets The Start For The Orioles

Grayson Rodriguez gets the start for the Orioles today as he faces the Rays on the road. He has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 6-2 to go along with a 3.28 ERA. Rodriguez’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.30. In his 10 starts, he has turned in five quality starts and is averaging 10.14 strikeouts per nine innings. The right-hander most recently faced the Blue Jays, where he picked up the win, going 6 2/3 innings and giving up just one earned run. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight starts.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been the Orioles’ top power threats this season, as Rutschman has 12 homers and Henderson is 2nd in the league with 20 long balls. Rutschman is also batting .300 and is 2nd on the team with 43 RBIs, while Henderson’s 45 RBIs lead the team. Anthony Santander is also one of the Orioles’ top power threats, but he is batting just .227 for the season.

Over the Orioles’ last six games, Anthony Santander has gone 7/22 with three homers and seven RBIs. However, Ryan Mountcastle has also homered three times in this stretch but is just 5/25 overall. Mountcastle comes into the game on a three-game hitting streak.

Tampa Bay will be looking to avoid losing the series to the Orioles today, as they are already down 0-2 in the series. Overall, the Rays are 31-33, which has them 5th in the AL East, 13 games behind the Yankees. So far, they have gone just 10-15 in divisional games.

At home, the Rays are 17-20 this season compared to 14-13 on the road. As the underdog, the Rays are 11-14 this year, which includes having lost two straight as the underdog. Tampa Bay’s overall record is 20-19 when favored. Currently, their series record is 9-9-2, and they are 5-5 over their last 10 games.

When the Tampa Bay Rays win, they win big. They have an average run margin of +2.3 in their victories, but when they lose, they lose by an average of -3.8 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 26-38, but they are 15-12 against the run line on the road. They are just 11-26 against the run line at home and have failed to cover in five straight home games.

When the Tampa Bay Rays are at home this season, the over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs just 5.6% of the time. In those 16 games, the over has hit 11 times, giving the over a 68.8% success rate in those contests. The average combined run total in those games has been 8.7 runs per game.

Zack Littell Gets The Start For The Rays

Zack Littell is looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Orioles, as he finished with a no-decision in that start, giving up three earned runs in six innings of work. In that outing, he gave up two homers. Looking back at his last four starts, Littell has finished with a no-decision in three straight outings. He has a record of 2-3 this season, along with an ERA of 3.56 and WHIP of 1.29. Opposing batters are hitting .278 off Littell this season. For the year, he has made 12 starts, five of which were quality starts.

Rays Offense Breakdown

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Overall, the Rays offense has been one of the worst in the league this season, averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the MLB. They have been even worse in the power department, as their 49 homers are the fewest in the league. As a team, they are batting .234, which is 13th in the league, but their on-base percentage of .307 and OPS of .662 are both near the bottom of the league rankings.

Isaac Paredes has been a bright spot for the Rays offense this season, as he is batting .288 with a team-high 37 RBIs and 10 homers. Randy Arozarena has also been a solid power threat, but he is batting just .173 for the season. Amed Rosario has been hot of late, going 10/25 in his last seven games, while Jose Siri has three homers in his last nine games.

Orioles vs Rays Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Orioles vs. Rays game is to take the Rays on the money line, with the payout sitting at +114. We actually have the Rays winning this one by a score of 6-5.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Grayson Rodriguez finishing with six strikeouts, which is the second-best among all starters today. As for Zack Littell, he is projected to finish with four strikeouts, which is the fifth worst.

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