Rays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Rays vs. Orioles Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Baltimore Orioles (22-13) hope to avoid their fourth straight defeat when they host the Tampa Bay Rays (29-7) Tuesday at 6:35 PM ET on MASN. The Rays are listed as -133 favorites, while the Orioles are +113 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid.

Zach Eflin will get the ball for Tampa Bay while Baltimore will counter with Grayson Rodriguez.

Rays vs. Orioles Odds

  • Rays odds to win: -133
  • Orioles odds to win: +113
  • Spread: Rays -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:35 PM ET
  • TV: MASN

Who Will Win Rays vs. Orioles?

Rays and Orioles Betting Trends

The Rays have been the moneyline favorite 34 total times this season. They’ve finished 28-6 in those games.

Tampa Bay has a record of 27-4 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -133 or shorter (87.1% winning percentage).

The Orioles have been underdogs in 16 games this season and won seven (43.8%) of those contests.

Baltimore has a record of 3-7 in games where oddsmakers have it as underdogs of at least +113 on the moneyline.

The Rays have played in 36 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-14-3).

So far this season, the Orioles and their opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 35 games with a total.

Rays Stats & Insights

The Rays score the most runs in baseball (228 total, 6.3 per game).

The Tampa Bay Rays lead baseball with 73 total home runs, averaging two per game.

The Rays lead MLB with a .275 batting average.

Tampa Bay’s 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 13th in MLB.

The Rays pitching staff ranks 13th in the majors with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

Tampa Bay has a 2.93 team ERA that ranks first across all MLB pitching staffs.

Orioles Stats & Insights

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

Baltimore has hit 41 homers this season, which ranks 11th in the majors.

The Orioles have a team batting average of .254 this season, which ranks 12th among MLB teams.

Baltimore ranks 12th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.

The Orioles average the 11th-most strikeouts per nine innings (nine) in the league this season.

Baltimore pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.41 ERA this year, which ranks 16th in MLB.

Rays Key Players to Watch

The Rays are sending Eflin (4-0) out to make his sixth start of the season. He is 4-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 31 strikeouts through 28 2/3 innings pitched.

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

Wander Franco has 42 hits and an OBP of .368 to go with a slugging percentage of .540 this season.

Randy Arozarena is batting .328 with nine home runs and 30 RBI, all three of which rank first for Tampa Bay this season.

Josh Lowe is batting .312 with an OBP of .366 and a slugging percentage of .613 this season.

Orioles Key Players to Watch

The Orioles’ Rodriguez (1-0) will make his seventh start of the season.

Cedric Mullins paces the Orioles with 28 runs batted in.

Adley Rutschman has five doubles, four home runs and 30 walks while hitting .271.

Ryan Mountcastle has a team-best eight homers.

Jorge Mateo is hitting .302 to lead his team.

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: Ramón Urías: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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 6, Orioles 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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