Orioles vs. Rays Prediction
Can the Tampa Bay Rays handle being a massive home favorite today when they take on the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10PM ET?
959 Baltimore Orioles vs. 960 Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, July 1, 2019
7:10PM ET – Tropicana Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are heavily favored at home, as they are getting odds of -255 to win. The Orioles are getting odds of +220 to win, while the over/under total for the game is listed at 9 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 67 percent going on the Rays 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 with odd weekend
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off an interesting weekend, beating the Indians 13-0 on Friday and Saturday before suffering a 2-0 loss on Sunday. Baltimore is 24-59 overall, 13-28 on the road and 42-37 with the over. Baltimore has Tom Eshelman on the mound today. He is making his MLB debut today.
Baltimore has the league’s worst pitching staff, as they have a 5.73 team ERA and a 1.49 team WHIP. At the plate, Baltimore is averaging 4.18 runs per game while hitting .241 as a squad. Renato Nunez is leading the team with 15 doubles, 18 home runs and 44 RBI while Dwight Smith Jr. has 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 44 RBI.
Rays trying to heat up
After a rough couple of weeks, Tampa has won three of its last four games to get themselves back on track. The Rays are 48-36 on the season, 22-19 at home and 44-33 with the under. Tampa has Ryne Stanek on the mound today. He is 0-1 on the season with a 2.76 ERA.
Tampa has the league’s top pitching staff with a 3.24 team ERA. They also have a 1.14 team WHIP with 792 strikeouts. Offensively, the Rays are averaging 4.56 runs per game while hitting .253. Brandon Lowe is leading the team with 17 doubles, 15 home runs and 47 RBI while Austin Meadows has 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 41 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Orioles are 20-61 in their last 81 road games and 12-48 in their last 60 series openers.
The Rays are 22-5 in their last 27 Monday games, but they have lost five straight series opener.
Stanek is a relief starter that has worked out pretty well for Tampa. The Rays have a great bullpen to work with after him and they are facing a Baltimore team that has been pretty awful at the plate this year despite their surge against Cleveland this past weekend. Tampa isn’t a great hitting team, but the Rays are going to be able to take advantage of a first-time pitcher.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (-135)