Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Matchup

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In Game 2 of a divisional doubleheader, the Tampa Bay Rays are set to face off against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will showcase the action and the game will get going at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Odds

The Orioles are 11-27 SU and 14-23 ATS. They’ve lost 16.8 units for moneyline bettors and 10.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Rays have gone 15-20 SU this year and are 18-16 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 4.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline over the early portions of the year, but have gained 2.5 units ATS.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 17-19-1 thus far in 2018. Tampa Bay has an over/under record of 17-15-2.

The right-handed Matt Andriese is projected to start for the visiting Rays. Andriese is 0-1 with a 3.92 ERA and 24 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles are turning to righty Alex Cobb (0-4, 7.61 ERA), who has 11 strikeouts and six walks to his credit as well as a 2.03 WHIP. Cobb is 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA against Tampa Bay this year.

Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 5.7 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 5.71 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 13 games against AL East opponents, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.95 and the bullpens ERA is 3.21.

The Baltimore offense has produced 3.9 runs per outing, including 4.2 per game against divisional foes and 6.6 per game over its last five. The team has hit .292/.339/.544 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Manny Machado has helped lead the Orioles offense this year with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 21 runs scored. Machado performed well against righties at home last season. Over 265 such plate appearances, he slashed .286/.355/.534 (compared to his total season line of .260/.311/.473).

In the visiting dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starters own a 4.25 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.44 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.42, along with a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 8.91.

The Rays offense has slashed .263/.335/.397 on its way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.4 per game over the teams last five outings (1-4 SU).

Tampa Bay’s offense has been led by Daniel Robertson. Robertson is slashing .289/.433/.470 with 24 hits, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The Orioles took the previous game in the series by a score of nine runs to four.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in five of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
  • The Rays have hit six home runs in their last 10 games. The Orioles have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • Baltimore has posted 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.6 over its last five.