Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles odds, tips and betting trends | May 21

The Baltimore Orioles (16-24) and Tampa Bay Rays (23-16) will battle on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, starting at 7:05 PM ET.

The Orioles (+134 underdog on the moneyline to win) take the field at home against the Rays (-157). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Jeffrey Springs (1-1), and Kyle Bradish (1-2) answering the bell for the Baltimore Orioles.

Yesterday, the Orioles picked up an 8-6 win over the Rays, with Nick Vespi (2.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K) earning the win for the Orioles. Rougned Odor finished 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Ralph Garza (0.1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K) was handed the loss for the Rays.

Here’s everything you need to get ready for Saturday’s Rays vs. Orioles contest.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Rays (-157, bet $157 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Orioles (+134, bet $100 to win $134)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • This season, the Rays have won 18 out of the 29 games, or 62.1%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 8-5 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -157 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 61.1% chance to win.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 39 chances.
  • In 39 games with a spread this season, the Rays are 19-20-0 ATS.

Jeffrey Springs (Rays Probable Starter)

  • The Rays’ Springs (1-1) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he allowed four hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with a 1.66 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .187.
  • The Orioles have scored 139 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They are batting .228 for the campaign with 31 home runs, 22nd in the league.
  • This season, the left-hander has pitched against the Orioles in two games, and they have gone 0-for-4 over 1 1/3 innings.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays rank 15th in Major League Baseball with 38 home runs.
  • Hitters for the Rays combine for a team rank 14th of in the majors with a .383 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay’s .238 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
  • The Rays have scored the 12th-most runs in the league this season with 168 (4.3 per game).
  • Tampa Bay has an OBP of .302 this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
  • The Rays are ranked 19th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

Orioles Stats and Trends

Orioles Betting Records

  • The Orioles have won in 14, or 36.8%, of the 38 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Baltimore has a mark of 9-16 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +134 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Orioles have a 42.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Baltimore’s games have gone over the total in 13 of their 41 opportunities.
  • The Orioles have an against the spread record of 24-17-0 in 41 games with a line this season.

Kyle Bradish (Orioles Probable Starter)

  • The Orioles are sending Bradish (1-2) to the mound for his fifth start of the season. He is 1-2 with a 5.06 ERA and 22 strikeouts through 21 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty’s most recent appearance came on Monday against the New York Yankees, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing eight hits.
  • Over four games this season, the 25-year-old has a 5.06 ERA and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, while allowing a batting average of .291 to opposing hitters.
  • Bradish is trying to record his third quality start of the year.
  • Bradish enters this matchup with two outings of five or more innings pitched this campaign.
  • The opposing Rays offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.383) and ranks 15th in home runs hit (38) in all of MLB. They have a collective .238 batting average, and are ninth in the league with 311 total hits and 12th in MLB action scoring 168 runs.

Orioles Batting Stats

  • The Orioles are 22nd in MLB action with 31 home runs. They average 0.8 per game.
  • This season, the Orioles’ .349 slugging percentage is the fourth-lowest average in baseball.
  • Baltimore’s .228 batting average ranks 22nd in MLB.
  • The Orioles score the 25th-most runs in baseball (139 total, 3.5 per game).
  • Baltimore ranks 20th in baseball with a .299 on-base percentage.
  • Orioles hitters strike out 9.1 times per game, the 27th-most in the league.

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