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Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles will be taking the field versus their divisional rival Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in a Wednesday showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase the matchup.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds

The Orioles have gone 7-11 SU this year and are 7-10 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the season’s early going, despite having lost 2.9 units ATS. Baltimore has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Rays, on the other hand, are 13-4 SU and 12-4 ATS. The team’s gained 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 8.5 units ATS. Tampa Bay has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Rays games have had an over/under record of 5-10-1 so far in 2019. The Orioles have an over/under record of 11-6.

David Hess is getting the nod for the visiting Orioles. The right-handed Hess is 1-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He has yet to face Tampa Bay this year, but he did make four starts against the Rays in 2018, compiling a 2-1 record against them with a 2.96 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

The Rays are sending righty Ryne Stanek (0-0, 2.16 ERA) to the mound. Stanek has 10 punchouts and two walks to his credit as well as a 0.84 WHIP. Stanek made four starts against the team in 2018, compiling a 0-1 record in 2018, posting a 0-1 record with a 6.48 ERA.

Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 6.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.91 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 6.58 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 6.96, along with a K/9 of 8.14.

The Orioles offense has slashed .229/.300/.369 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Trey Mancini and second baseman Jonathan Villar have led Baltimore’s hitters. Mancini is slashing .338/.392/.676 with six home runs, 12 RBIs and 18 runs scored, while Villar is hitting .284 with three homers, nine RBIs and 13 runs scored.

For the home team, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff has given up 2.5 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 1.56 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.53 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In four games against AL East opponents, Rays starters have an ERA of 1.37 and the bullpen’s ERA is 7.04.

Tampa Bay’s hitters have produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 6.0 per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .296/.385/.559 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Rays’ offense has been led by Austin Meadows and Avisail Garcia. Meadows is slashing .350/.426/.700 with six home runs, 17 RBIs and eight runs scored, and Garcia’s line is .327/.373/.491 with 18 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs.

The Orioles have gained 4.3 units and are 5-5 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in seven of those games, as opposed to three that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Rays have netted 2.6 units and are 8-4 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to six that’ve gone under.

Orioles vs. Rays Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Rays, ATS Winner – Orioles, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
  • The Rays have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Tampa Bay has recorded 27.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.8 over its last five.
  • The Orioles have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Rays have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • The Orioles have an OPS of .669 this season and an OPS of .679 against right-handed pitchers. The Rays’ OPS stands at .774 overall and .788 against righties.