Rays vs Orioles Prediction - MLB Picks 5/8/23

Baltimore Orioles (22-12) vs Tampa Bay Rays (28-7)

Game Info: Monday, May 8, 2023 at 6:35 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Kyle Gibson (4-1) (4.61) vs Shane McClanahan (6-0) (2.02)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles +143 / Tampa Bay Rays -155 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles face off on Monday in an MLB showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. 

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays sit with a 28-7 record overall and they are coming off another victory on Sunday. The offense got to Gerrit Cole early and they ended up scoring eight runs on the way to the victory. The Rays are averaging 6.43 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.14 runs per game. Randy Arozarena has hit nine home runs and driven in 30 RBIs. On the mound for the Rays is Shane McClanahan who sits with a 6-0 record and an ERA of 2.03. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates he went six innings giving up five hits and one run. 

Orioles Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Orioles who sit with a 22-12 record overall but on Sunday the offense really let them down. The pitching gave up only three runs, but the offense could only manage two runs. The Orioles are averaging 5.47 runs while their defense is giving up 4.62 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league and they need the offense to be good here. On the mound for the Orioles is Kyle Gibson who sits with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 4.61. In his last start against the Royals he went 6.2 innings giving up 10 hits and six runs. 

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Rays vs Orioles Trends

Rays are 7-0 in McClanahans's last 7 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance. Rays are 7-0 in McClanahans's last 7 starts. Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series. Over is 5-0-1 in McClanahans's last 6 starts overall. Over is 4-0 in Orioles last 4 during game 1 of a series.

Shane’s Free Pick

The Orioles offense is good, but when McClanahan is on the mound, the Rays have found a ton of success. Gibson really struggled in the last game, and the Rays offense is going to have no issue running up the score here. Look for the Rays to score six or seven runs. Back the Rays on the money line. 

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