Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction 6/2/2024

The Tampa Bay Rays (28-31) travel to face off against the Baltimore Orioles (37-19) on Sunday, June 2nd. This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore 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 12:35 CT.

Rays vs Orioles

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Baltimore cruised to a 9-5 win over the Rays in the most recent game of this series. The Orioles had a huge 1st inning, scoring three of their nine runs. As for the Rays, they scored their first run in the 2nd and added their final four runs in the 3rd.

Kyle Bradish only went 2 2/3 innings for the Orioles but gave up just two hits and two earned runs. Jacob Webb got the win out of the bullpen. Taj Bradley had a rough outing for the Rays, going just 3 1/3 innings and giving up nine hits and nine earned runs.

Ryan Mountcastle and Jordan Westburg each homered for the Orioles, while Anthony Santander went 2/3 with two RBIs. Yandy Diaz had a three RBI game at the plate for the Rays.

Tampa Bay is 28-31 overall and trails the Yankees by 12.5 games in the AL East. Currently, they are 5th in the division and have gone 9-13 in AL East matchups. The Rays have dropped two straight games and are just 3-7 across their last 10.

At home, the Rays are 17-18 this year, and they are 11-13 on the road. So far, they have been the favorite in 37 games, going 18-19 in those matchups. As for their games as the underdog, the Rays are 10-12 this year. Tampa Bay’s overall series record is 8-8-2, and they have won two straight series on the road.

The Rays have been a tough team to figure out when it comes to run line betting this season. They are 23-36 overall, but have been a better bet on the road, where they are 12-12. They have lost three straight games against the run line on the road and are just 11-26 when favored on the run line.

The Tampa Bay Rays are on the road today against the Baltimore Orioles. The over/under line for the game is set at 8.5 runs, which is slightly below the combined run average of 8.7 runs per game for these two teams. The Rays have played to the over in 30 of their 58 games this season, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Rays have gone over the total in 8 of 20 games.

Zack Littell Gets The Start For The Rays

Zack Littell is looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Athletics, as he gets the start for the Rays today. In that May 28th start, he took the loss, giving up three earned runs in seven innings of work. Looking at his overall numbers, Littell has made 11 starts and has a record of 2-3. His ERA for the season is 3.46, along with a WHIP of 1.22. Opposing batters are hitting .266 off the right-hander this season. Per nine innings, Littell is averaging 9.24 strikeouts and just 1.44 walks. So far, he has four quality starts.

Rays Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Rays are averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the league. This is also the 20th ranked home scoring offense and 24th ranked road scoring offense. As a team, they are batting just .232 and have the 20th ranked home run total in the league.

Isaac Paredes has been a bright spot for the Rays this season, as he is batting .292 and has a team-high 10 home runs. He also leads the team with 32 RBIs. Paredes is also on a four-game hitting streak. Randy Arozarena is also among the league leaders in home runs, but he is batting just .160 for the season.

The Orioles have taken the first two games of their series vs. the Rays and have an overall record of 37-19, which is good for 2nd place in the AL East. Currently, they trail the Yankees by two games in the division standings. So far, they have been great against other teams in the AL East, putting together a record of 11-3.

As the favorite, the Orioles have gone 30-17 this season, and they are 7-2 as the underdog. At home, they are 21-11 compared to 16-8 on the road. Baltimore has won three straight games, and they are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.

When the Orioles win, they win big. They have an average run margin of +3.6 in their victories. They have also been a good bet against the run line this season, going 32-24. They are 18-14 against the run line at home and 14-10 on the road. They have covered the run line in three straight games and are 3-0 in that span. They are 25-22 against the run line when favored and 7-2 when the underdog.

When the Orioles are at home, the over/under line is set at 8.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 28-21. Overall, the average over/under line for their games is set at 8 runs per game. When the line is set at 8.5 runs, their over/under record is 10-7. 25% of their games have had over/under lines set at 8.5 runs, while 44.6% of their games have had lower lines.

Cole Irvin Gets The Start For The Orioles

Cole Irvin gets the start for the Orioles today and is coming off a strong outing vs. the Red Sox. In that May 27th start, he went five innings, didn’t give up a run, and got the win. Looking at his overall numbers, Irvin has made eight starts, and opponents are batting .237 off him this season. Irvin’s ERA is 2.84, along with a record of 5-2. For the year, he has allowed four home runs and is averaging 6.39 strikeouts per nine innings. So far, he has turned in three quality starts.

Orioles Offense Breakdown

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Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson have been the top power threats for the Orioles this season, with both players having 10 homers. Rutschman is batting .297 for the season and is 2nd on the team with 37 RBIs. Henderson’s 41 RBIs are the best mark on the team, and he is hitting .258 for the season. Anthony Santander is also at 10 homers but has struggled with a batting average of just .218.

Ryan Mountcastle and Jordan Westburg have been swinging the bat well of late, as Mountcastle has gone 12/29 in his last eight games, and Westburg has gone 10/22 in his last six games. Both players have two homers during these stretches. Santander has also gone deep twice in his last seven games while hitting .304.

Rays vs Orioles Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rays vs. Orioles game is to take the Orioles on the money line at -142. We actually have the Orioles winning this one 6-5, meaning you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 8.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Cole Irvin finishing with four strikeouts, which is actually tied for the fourth-lowest among all starters today. As for Zack Littell, he is projected to finish with just four strikeouts, which is the eighth lowest.

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