Last Updated: 2019-08-25
Jonathan Villar and the Baltimore Orioles are playing host to the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. The opening pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast the matchup.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds
The Rays have gone 76-55 SU this year and are 66-64 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, losing 1.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.7 units ATS. The Orioles, on the other hand, are 42-88 SU and 54-75 ATS. They’ve lost 18.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 25.6 units ATS.
Orioles games have had an over/under record of 65-55-9 in 2019. Rays games have gone under 63 times, gone over 60 times and pushed on seven occasions.
Diego Castillo is getting the nod for the visiting Rays. The right-handed Castillo is 2-6 with a 3.44 ERA and 58 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA against Baltimore this year.
The Orioles are preparing to start righty Dylan Bundy (5-13, 5.03 ERA), who has 129 punchouts and 43 walks to his name as well as a 1.32 WHIP. Bundy is 1-2 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.75 ERA over three starts against Tampa Bay this year.
Baltimore’s pitchers have given up 6.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.73 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 6.23 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 8.6 K/9. In 63 games against divisional foes, Orioles starters have an ERA of 5.65 and the bullpen’s ERA is 6.94.
The Baltimore offense is putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .231/.322/.442 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Jonathan Villar has helped lead the Orioles’ offense this season with 19 home runs, 59 RBIs, 86 runs and 28 steals.
In the visiting dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game and its starters own a 3.43 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 10.28 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.68, along with a WHIP of 1.11.
Rays hitters have slashed .252/.327/.428 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).
Tommy Pham has led Tampa Bay’s offense and is slashing .269/.372/.454 with 19 home runs, 54 RBIs, 60 runs and 16 stolen bases.
The Orioles just took the previous game in this series by a final tally of seven runs to one.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Free MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER
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The over has cashed in four of Tampa Bay’s last seven games.
The Rays have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.
The Rays have a team OPS of .755 this season and an OPS of .761 against right-handed pitchers. The Orioles’ OPS stands at .719 overall and .709 versus righties.
Baltimore has posted 18.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.8 over its last five.