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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles odds, tips and betting trends | June 17

At Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays (35-28) face the Baltimore Orioles (28-37), fellow members of the AL East, at 6:05 PM ET.

As the favorite, the Rays (-154 moneyline odds) take the field at the Orioles (+132). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Shane Baz (0-1), and Dean Kremer (1-1) getting the nod for the Baltimore Orioles.

The Rays lost their last game against the Yankees by a 2-1 score yesterday. Francisco Mejia went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively. Shawn Armstrong picked up the loss after throwing 1/3 of an inning, giving up one earned run on one hit.

Yesterday, the Orioles knocked off the Blue Jays 10-2. Tyler Wells was the winning pitcher after he went six innings, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out three. Rougned Odor led the Orioles’ offense, going 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI.

To prepare for this Rays vs. Orioles matchup, here is what you need to get ready for Friday’s MLB action.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rays (-154, bet $154 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Orioles (+132, bet $100 to win $132)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have been favorites in 46 games this season and won 29 (63%) of those contests.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has won 13 of its 19 games, or 68.4%, when favored by at least -154 on the moneyline.
  • The Rays have a 60.6% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • So far this season, Tampa Bay and its opponents have hit the over in 28 of their 63 games with a total.
  • In 63 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 30-33-0 ATS.

Shane Baz (Rays Probable Starter)

  • Baz will take to the mound for the Rays, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 2 1/3 innings, giving up five earned runs while allowing three hits against the Minnesota Twins.
  • He has an ERA of 19.29, a batting average against of .333 and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in one games this season.
  • The Orioles are batting .231 this season, 25th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .380 (19th in the league) with 67 home runs.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays have hit 59 homers this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • Hitters for the Rays combine to rank 26th in MLB with a team slugging percentage of just .371 this season.
  • Tampa Bay has a team batting average of just .229 this season, which ranks 26th among MLB teams.
  • The Rays have scored the 24th-most runs in the league this season with 259 (4.1 per game).
  • Tampa Bay has an on-base percentage of .293 this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Rays rank 15th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.

Orioles Stats and Trends

Orioles Betting Records

  • The Orioles have won in 25, or 41%, of the 61 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This season, Baltimore has come away with a win 17 times in 40 chances when named as an underdog of at least +132 or worse on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Orioles have a 43.1% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 31 of their 66 opportunities.
  • The Orioles are 40-26-0 against the spread in their 66 games that had a posted line this season.

Dean Kremer (Orioles Probable Starter)

  • Kremer (1-1) pitches first for the Orioles to make his third start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals, giving up one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has put up a 3.86 ERA and averages 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .237 against him.
  • Kremer heads into this matchup with one outing of five or more innings pitched this season.
  • The opposing Rays offense has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.371) and ranks 20th in home runs hit (59) in all of MLB. They have a collective .229 batting average, and are 26th in the league with 480 total hits and 24th in MLB play scoring 259 runs.

Orioles Batting Stats

  • The Orioles average 1.0 home run per game to rank 14th in MLB action with 67 total home runs .
  • So far this season, the Orioles rank 19th in baseball, slugging .380.
  • Baltimore has the 25th-ranked batting average in the majors (.231).
  • Averaging 4.1 runs per game (269 total), the Orioles are the 19th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • Baltimore ranks 23rd in baseball with a .300 on-base percentage.
  • The Orioles’ 9.0 strikeouts per game are the fourth-most in baseball.

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