Orioles vs. Rays Thursday Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 4/18/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Rays scored eight runs last night against Baltimore pitching and get another good matchup tonight. Can bettors bank on Tampa Bay scoring at least six runs to cash the over on the Rays’ team total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Baltimore Orioles (+215) at 968 Tampa Bay Rays (-260); 8.5 runs

Thursday, April 18, 2019

7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 63% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Orioles on the moneyline.

Baltimore Orioles Fantasy Spin

Cedric Mullins went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts Wednesday, leaving him with an .098 average through 51 at-bats. The Orioles should remain patient with Mullins; he's not striking out overly much (13 times thus far) and it's not like they have anything to lose. Besides, he's still the most interesting young player they have on their roster

Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin

Mike Zunino went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI against the Orioles on Wednesday. Zunino has a five-game hitting streak, which is pretty impressive for him. He opened the season 2-for-29, but he's 7-for-18 with five extra-base hits since. Oddly enough, he's still looking for his first homer.

MLB Betting Trends


The Orioles are 5-16 in their last 21 road games versus the Rays.

Tampa Bay

Following their victory last night, the Rays are now 6-0 in their last six games versus the Orioles.


Baltimore starter Andrew Cashner will bring his 5.31 ERA and 6.39 SIERA to Tropicana Field tonight. While he does posses a 49.3% groundball rate through his four starts, he has struggled with walks (12.4%) and limiting hard contact (47.8%). He also doesn’t strike many batters out, as his 14.5% strikeout rate through 28 starts showed a year ago. (He also has a 10.1% strikeout rate through his four outings this year.) Austin Meadows, Tommy Pham, Ji-Man Choi Yandy Diaz and Brandon Lowe all feast on right-handed pitching. Tampa should score early and often tonight.

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays Team Total OVER 5.5 Runs (+115)


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