Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

Tampa Bay Rays (31-32) vs Baltimore Orioles (40-22)

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Taj Bradley (1-3) (5.81) vs Cole Irvin (5-2) (2.84)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays +120 / Baltimore Orioles -140 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, June 8th at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Orioles recent 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 Baltimore and Tampa Bay

Baltimore’s Offense is Hot 

The Baltimore Orioles are 40-22 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Baltimore won game one in this series by a score of 6-3 on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Orioles split a four game series with the Blue Jays, won two out of three against the Rays, and won two out of three against the Red Sox. Baltimore has won 11 of their last 15 games and they are currently second in the AL East. 

The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.27 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .221 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 317 runs with a .247 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Gunnar Henderson is batting .264 with 19 home runs and 42 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. Baltimore has scored at least six runs in five of their last nine games. 

Tampa Bay Trying to Stay Out of Last Place 

The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-32 this year and they have won three of their last four games. Prior to losing game one in this series, the Rays won both games against the Marlins, lost two out of three against the Orioles, and won two out of three against the Athletics. Tampa Bay is 6-10 in their last 16 games and they are fourth in the AL East, just ahead of Toronto. 

The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 4.33 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 251 runs with a .236 batting average and a .310 on base percentage. Isaac Paredes is batting .292 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Rays this season. Tampa Bay has scored at least four runs in eight of their last eleven games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Kyle Bradish, who is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 28.1 innings pitched this year. Bradish has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow five earned runs against Tampa Bay in his last outing. The projected starting pitcher for Tampa Bay is Taj Bradley, who is 1-3 with a 5.81 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 26.1 innings pitched this season. Bradley has allowed at least five earned runs in two of his last three starts, including nine earned runs against Baltimore last weekend. 

Why the Baltimore Orioles will win

The Orioles have won each of their last 10 Saturday road games against American League opponents.The Rays have lost seven of their last eight home games against AL East opponents.The Orioles have covered the run line in each of their last nine road games against American League opponents.The Rays have failed to cover the run line in 10 of their last 11 home games.

Total Runs Facts

Four of the Orioles' last five road games after playing the previous day have gone OVER the total runs line.Each of the Rays' last three games have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Orioles' last eight road games against American League opponents.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rays' last three day games.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 

Baltimore was able to pick up the win in game one of this series and they continue to be one of the hottest teams in the MLB. The Orioles are 19-10 on the road, while Tampa Bay is just 17-19 on the road. The Rays continue to hover around .500 and they have had issues making progress in the East. Tampa Bay is starting Bradley, who has not been very good and pitched poorly against Baltimore last weekend. Bradish didn’t pitch much better for the Orioles, but he has been pretty solid this season. The Orioles are the way better team in this matchup and I expect a bounce back performance from Bradish. My Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction is for the Orioles to get the win. 

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

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