Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 6/7/24

Tampa Bay Rays (31-31) vs Baltimore Orioles (39-22)

Game Info: Friday, June 7, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Aaron Civale (2-4) (5.37) vs

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In this article, we will formulate a Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction for this MLB game on Friday, June 7th at Tropicana Field. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Orioles form and recent player performance 

-The Rays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Baltimore

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

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

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

Rays Have Won Three Games in a Row

The Rays have won three games in a row and they should have confidence heading to this game. In the last game against the Miami Marlins, the Rays were able to secure the 5-3 victory. Isaac Paredes finished with two hits and three RBIs. Zach Eflin went four innings giving up three hits and two runs. The Rays are averaging 4.0 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 23rd in the league. They do have a negative run differential of -0.76 which is 25th in the league. 

Civale Needs to Build on Last Game 

Getting the start for the Rays will be Aaron Civale who sits with a 2-4 record and an ERA of 5.37. In his last start against the Orioles, he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and one run. The Rays are going to need Civale to be good here. 

Why Rays Will Win

  • The Rays have won nine of their last 10 night games at Tropicana Field following a road win.
  • The Orioles have lost five of their last six night games against the Rays at Tropicana Field following a loss.
  • The Rays have covered the run line in each of their last four night games at Tropicana Field following a road win.
  • The Orioles have failed to cover the run line in four of their last five night games against the Rays at Tropicana Field following a loss.

Orioles Fell Just Short

The Orioles fell just short on Thursday. The Orioles scored five runs including two runs in the bottom of the 9th but it wasn’t enough as the pitching gave up six runs. Adley Rutschman had a strong game hitting two home runs and driving in three RBIs. The Orioles are averaging 5.1 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.65 runs per game. The offense is ranked 1st in the league while the defense is ranked 5th. They do have a positive run differential of 1.45, which is 3rd in the league. They are averaging 1.53 home runs per game which is also first in baseball. Gunnar Henderson has hit 19 home runs and driven in 42 RBIs so far this season. The Orioles will face the Braves following this series.

Why Orioles Will Win

  • The Orioles have won 14 of their last 16 games against American League opponents following a loss.
  • The Rays have lost each of their last four night games against AL East opponents.
  • The Orioles have covered the run line in each of their last eight road games against American League opponents.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games at Tropicana Field.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Civale has been a little bit inconsistent and although he was good in his last start, he’s going to go back to his struggles here. Civale sits with an ERA of 5.37 and he’s going to be blown up here. The Orioles are averaging 5.1 runs per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. The Rays aren’t going to be keeping up, and the Orioles are going to get the job done. Back the Orioles on the money line. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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