Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles - 6/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles - 6/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Orioles (29-37) vs Tampa Bay Rays (35-29)

Game Info: Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 4:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Kyle Bradish (1-4) (6.86) vs Jeffrey Springs (3-2) (1.45)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles +150 / Tampa Bay Rays -180 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will play the Baltimore Orioles in Game 2 of their series at Camden Yards on Saturday afternoon.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 35-29 this season and have lost four games in a row. Tampa Bay lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 1-0 on Friday. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.13 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP, and a .222 opponent batting average this season. The Rays offense has scored 259 runs with a .230 batting average and a .294 on base percentage. Randy Arozarena is batting .257 with seven home runs and 31 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Jeffrey Springs, who is 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 49.2 innings pitched this season.

The Baltimore Orioles are 29-37 this season and have won five of their last seven games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Baltimore split a four game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Baltimore pitching staff has a 4.27 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .265 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 270 runs with a .231 batting average and a .300 on base percentage this year. Austin Hays is batting .284 with nine home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. The projected starter for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 1-4 with a 6.86 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 42 innings pitched this season.

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Tampa Bay is 41-19 in their last 60 Saturday games and 1-6 in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 Saturday games. Baltimore is 22-61 in their last 83 game two’s of a series and 37-77 in their last 114 Saturday games. The over is 7-2 in Baltimore’s last 9 home games. Tampa Bay is 13-4 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings in Baltimore.

Baltimore got the best of Tampa Bay on Friday with a 1-0 win, but Tampa Bay has the advantage in Game 2. Jeffrey Springs is starting for Tampa Bay and he has been very good this season. Springs has allowed four runs in his last five starts (28 innings) and Tampa Bay has won four of his last five starts. For Baltimore, Kyle Bradish has allowed 20 runs over his last five starts (20.2 innings). I like Tampa Bay in this matchup and also like their team total over.

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