Rays vs. Orioles Saturday Prediction
The Rays shut out the Orioles 7-0 on Friday night to take Game 1 of the series, but will Game 2 on Saturday include plenty of runs for both teams? First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:05 p.m. ET, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 71% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Orioles on the money line.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Tommy Pham finished 3-for-4 with a walk and two RBI in Friday’s victory over the Orioles. Pham got the Rays on the board with a double in the first inning, which was all Tyler Glasnow really needed, but he later added an RBI single in the sixth for good measure. After a strong finish upon coming over from the Cardinals last year, the 31-year-old is batting .305/.415/.458 with eight extra-base hits (including four homers, 14 RBI, 14 runs scored, and six steals through 31 games this season. The plate discipline is good (22 walks and 22 strikeouts in 142 plate appearances) and he hits the ball very hard, so he’s earning everything he’s doing right now.
Baltimore Orioles Fantasy Spin
Trey Mancini went 0-for-4 with four strikeouts in Friday’s loss to the Rays. Yes, the golden sombrero. Mancini struck out three times in five plate appearances in his return to the lineup on Wednesday, so he’s looking a bit rusty at the moment. It’s understandable after he missed three games with a bruised finger, but hopefully he’ll get back to his hot-hitting ways.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 11-4 in Ryne Stanek’s last 15 starts but they’re just 5-11 in his last 16 road outings.
The Orioles have dropped five straight when Dylan Bundy starts at home.
Bundy owns a 6.67 ERA across six starts with a whopping nine home runs allowed. This Rays team doesn’t necessarily come to mind as one of baseball’s best offenses but they’re extremely underrated. Meanwhile, I like the Orioles’ bats more today than I did yesterday against Tyler Glasnow. The over is 10-3 in Stanek’s last 13 starts and is 4-1 in his last five road outings. While Stanek will merely be the Rays’ opener today, I like the Orioles’ offense nonetheless.
The Pick: Rays/Orioles Over 9.5