Orioles vs. Rays Prediction
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
Sunday, May 27, 2018
1:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
TV: MASN (Bal); SUN (TB)
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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