Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction MLB Picks 5/31/24

Baltimore Orioles (35-19) vs Tampa Bay Rays (27-29)

Game Info: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:05 pm (Oriole Park at Camden Yards)

Albert Suarez (2-0) (1.53) vs Aaron Civale (2-4) (5.72)

Betting Odds: Baltimore Orioles -135 / Tampa Bay Rays +115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article, we will formulate a Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 31st at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Rays recent form and recent player performance 

-The Orioles recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Baltimore

-Recent betting trends in games played between Tampa Bay vs Baltimore

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Rays and Orioles.

Rays Impressed on Thursday

The Rays sure impressed on Thursday and although it was a close game they were able to secure the 6-5 victory. Isaac Parades finished with a home run and drove in tw oRBIs. Jose Siri also hit two home runs and drove in two RBIs. The Rays are averaging 3.89 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.77 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching is ranked 24th. Isaac Parades has been the top player for the Rays hitting nine home runs and driving in 30 RBIs. Getting the start for the Rays will be Aaron Civale who sits with a 2-5 record and an ERA of 5.72. In his last start against the Royals, he went five innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Why Rays Will Win

  • The Orioles have lost five of their last six games as favorites against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Rays have won four of their last five games as underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Rays have covered the run line each of their last six road games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Orioles have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 games as home favorites against AL East opponents following a home win.

Orioles Looked Good on Wednesday

The Orioles looked good on Wednesday and they scored six runs against the Boston Red Sox. Gunnar Henderson hit a home run and drove in four RBIs. The Orioles are averaging 5.04 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. They currently have a run differential of 1.28 which is 6th in the league. Gunnar Henderson hias hit 18 home runs and driving in 41 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Orioles will be Albert Suarez who sits with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 1.53. In his last start against the Chicago White Sox, he went four innings, giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Why Orioles Will Win

  • The Orioles have won each of their last 10 Friday games as favorites against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have lost each of their last four games against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games.
  • The Orioles have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games as favorites against American League opponents.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction

Suarez was good in his last start, and he’s going to lockdown against a Rays offense that hasn’t been exactly elite. The Rays are averaging 3.89 runs per game and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. The Rays offense is going to really struggle here and that is going to be the difference as the Orioles are going to get the job done. Back the Orioles on the run line.

Shane’s Pick Orioles -1.5

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