Orioles vs. Rays Prediction

Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 5/27/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to close out a series win at home when they face the Baltimore Orioles in a rubber match at 1:10PM ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

967 Baltimore Orioles at 968 Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday, May 27, 2018

1:10PM ET – Tropicana Field

TV: MASN (Bal); SUN (TB)

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, this game is considered even, as both teams are listed with a money line of -105 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 77 percent of the wagers going on Tampa at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Orioles back to losing

After winning their last two games, including a 2-0 win at Tampa on Friday, the Orioles suffered a 5-1 loss on Saturday afternoon. The Orioles are 17-35 overall and 7-22 on the road. Baltimore is putting up 3.98 runs per game this season while allowing 5.35 per contest.

Kevin Gausman will get the start for the Orioles on Sunday. He is 3-3 through 10 starts on the year and has a 3.48 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP. Gausman has pitched a total of 62 innings this season and has 58 strikeouts with 15 walks.

Rays find some offense

The Rays put up five runs on Saturday for their second win in three games. Tampa is now 24-26 overall and 10-13 at home. The Rays are putting up 4.20 runs per game this year while allowing 4.47 per contest.

The Rays will continue with their reliever getting a start method today when they once again send Sergio Romo to the mound for the start. On Saturday, Ryne Stanek pitched 1.2 perfect innings in his start. Romo has started three times in the last eight days, allowing one run over 3.0 innings. He has a 4.66 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season. Tampa is just 1-2 in his starts, but that’s more due to a lack of run support.

MLB Betting Trends


The Orioles are just 14-39 in their last 53 road games, but 9-4 in Gausman’s last 13 starts against AL East opponents.


Tampa has won four straight Game 3’s, but they are just 2-6 in their last eight home games and 0-4 in their last four Sunday games.


The relief starter has had respectable results for the Rays so far, but their hitting has been an issue in most of those situations. I think the hitting could struggle against Gausman, who has been pretty good on the mound despite getting little run support himself. I am going to take my chances on the Orioles today, as the trends haven’t favored this unique pitching situation.


The Pick: Baltimore Orioles -105


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves MLB Prediction Game 4 of the NLCS will take place between the Braves and Dodgers at 8:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday night. Will the Dodgers even up the series at two games apiece or is...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 5 Prediction The ALCS is now all tied at two games apiece following the Astros’ come-from-behind victory over the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Who has the edge in Game 5 this...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 4 Prediction The Boston Red Sox have taken a 2-1 series lead in their best-of-seven matchup with the Houston Astros after routing the visitors on Monday night. Will tonight’s game...
Thumbnail Braves vs. Dodgers Game 3 Prediction The Braves are up 2-0 on the Dodgers in the NLCS but will they take a commanding 3-0 series lead when the two teams play Game 3 on...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Red Sox Game 3 Prediction With the series now tied at one game apiece and shifting to historic Fenway Park, what’s the best play for Game 3 of the ALCS when the Red Sox host the Astros on...