Rays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 8, 2023

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Rays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 8, 2023

MLB Predictions

The AL’s No. 1 team, the Tampa Bay Rays (28-7), enter as -187 favoritres for a game against the second-place Baltimore Orioles (22-12) Monday. Game time is 6:35 PM ET from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, live on MASN.

Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan gets the start, and he’ll go against Baltimore’s Kyle Gibson.

Rays vs. Orioles Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -187
  • Orioles odds to win: +158
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

Who Will Win Rays vs. Orioles?

Rays and Orioles Betting Trends

The Rays have been favored on the moneyline 33 total times this season. They’ve finished 27-6 in those games.

Tampa Bay has gone 13-1 (winning 92.9% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -187 or shorter.

The Orioles have entered the game as underdogs 15 times this season and won seven, or 46.7%, of those games.

Baltimore has entered three games this season as the underdog by +158 or more and is 1-2 in those contests.

The Rays have played in 35 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-13-3).

The Orioles and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 34 opportunities.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (225 total, 6.4 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays average two home runs per game and have hit an MLB-high 71 home runs in total.

The Rays have an MLB-high .276 batting average.

Tampa Bay strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 15 mark in the majors.

The Rays pitching staff is 16th in MLB with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has a 3.02 team ERA that ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

Orioles Stats & Insights

The Orioles have scored the sixth-most runs in the league this season with 186.

Baltimore ranks 11th in Major League Baseball with 41 home runs.

The Orioles have a team batting average of .255 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

Baltimore has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the 10th-best strikeout rate (8.4 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Orioles average 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-most in the league.

Baltimore has the 16th-ranked ERA (4.45) in the majors this season.

Rays Key Players to Watch

McClanahan gets the start for the Rays, his eighth of the season. He is 6-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.

Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in home runs this season with nine while driving in 19 runs.

Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in batting average (.328), home runs (nine) and runs batted in (30) this season.

Wander Franco has 40 hits this season and a slash line of .299/.365/.537.

Josh Lowe has collected 28 hits this season and has an OBP of .371. He’s slugging .596 on the year.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

The Orioles’ Gibson (4-1) will make his eighth start of the season.

Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 28 runs batted in.

Adley Rutschman has five doubles, four home runs and 30 walks while batting .280.

Jorge Mateo paces the Orioles with a team-high batting average of .304.

Ryan Mountcastle has shown his power as he leads his team with eight home runs.

Rays and Orioles Injuries

Rays: Garrett Cleavinger: 15 Day IL (Knee), Pete Fairbanks: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Tyler Glasnow: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Jeffrey Springs: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shane Baz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Shawn Armstrong: 60 Day IL (Neck), Andrew Kittredge: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Orioles: Mychal Givens: 15 Day IL (Knee), Dillon Tate: 15 Day IL (Elbow), John Means: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Rays vs. Orioles Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rays 5, Orioles 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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