Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 6/9/24

Tampa Bay Rays (31-33) vs Baltimore Orioles (41-22)

Game Info: Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 1:40 pm (Tropicana Field)

Zack Littell (2-3) (3.16) vs Grayson Rodriguez (6-2) (3.28)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays +115 / Baltimore Orioles -135 --- 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 Sunday, June 9th at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. To formulate this prediction for game three 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

Orioles Offense is Hot 

The Baltimore Orioles are 41-22 this year and they have won four of their last six games. Baltimore has won the first two games in this series by scores of 6-3 and 5-0. 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 is 12-4 in their last 16 games and they are second in the AL East. 

The Baltimore pitching staff has a 3.21 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, and a .219 opponent batting average. The Orioles offense has scored 322 runs with a .247 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Gunnar Henderson is batting .263 with 20 home runs and 45 RBI’s for the Orioles this season. Baltimore has scored five runs or more in five of their last six games. 

Rays Pitching Staff is Struggling 

The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-33 this season and they have won three of their last five games. Tampa Bay has dropped the first two games in this series and they have scored a total of three runs in the two losses. Prior to 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 6-11 in their last 17 games and they are tied for last in the AL East with Toronto. 

The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 4.34 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 251 runs with a .234 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Isaac Paredes is batting .288 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI’s for the Rays this season. Tampa Bay has allowed at least five runs in four of their last six games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Baltimore is Grayson Rodriguez, who is 6-2 with a 3.28 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 57.2 innings pitched this season. Rodriguez has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts. The projected starting pitcher for Tampa Bay is Zack Littell, who is 2-3 with a 3.56 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 68.1 innings pitched this year. Littell has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow 11 hits in his last start against Baltimore. 

Why the Baltimore Orioles will win

The Orioles have won each of their last eight games as road favorites against American League opponents.The Rays have lost eight of their last nine games against AL East opponents.The Orioles have covered the run line in each of their last 10 road games against American League opponents.The Rays have failed to cover the run line in 11 of their last 12 games at Tropicana Field.The Orioles have led after 5 innings in each of their last five games as favorites against American League opponents.

Total Runs Facts

Nine of the Orioles' last 12 road games against AL East opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.Three of the Rays' last four day games against AL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Orioles' last nine road games against American League opponents.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Baltimore was able to pick up another win on Saturday afternoon and they are now 20-10 on the road, while Tampa Bay is just 17-20 at home. The Orioles offense is rolling right now and they are starting Grayson Rodriguez, who has done a good job limiting runs, despite some traffic on the base paths. Tampa Bay has struggled this season and they are going with Littell, who didn’t look very good against the Orioles last week. I can’t go against the Orioles right now, so my Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction is for Baltimore to get the win. 

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

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