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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles odds, tips and betting trends | May 22

The Baltimore Orioles (16-25) and Tampa Bay Rays (24-16) will battle on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, starting at 1:35 PM ET.

As the favorite, the Rays (-168 on the moneyline) take the field at the Orioles (+145). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Tampa Bay Rays looking to Corey Kluber (1-2), and Spenser Watkins (0-1) getting the nod for the Baltimore Orioles.

These clubs meet again following the Rays’ 6-1 victory over the Orioles yesterday. Jeffrey Springs (5.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 7 K) picked up the win for the Rays. Randy Arozarena went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Kyle Bradish (5.1 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 5 K) took the loss on the mound for the Orioles.

Get ready for the Rays vs. Orioles with what you need to know ahead of Sunday’s baseball action.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Sunday at 2:03 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Rays (-168, bet $168 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Orioles (+145, bet $100 to win $145)
  • Over/under: 9

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Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have won 19, or 63.3%, of the 30 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Tampa Bay is 7-5 this season when entering a game favored by -168 or more on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 62.7%.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 18 of their 40 chances.
  • The Rays have an ATS record of 20-20-0 in 40 games with a spread this season.

Corey Kluber (Rays Probable Starter)

  • Kluber (1-2) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw six innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The 36-year-old has pitched to a 4.29 ERA this season with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.5 walks per nine across seven games.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in three of them.
  • Kluber has made five starts of five or more innings in seven chances this season, and averages 5.0 frames when he pitches.
  • The Orioles have scored 140 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They have 313 hits, 16th in baseball, with 31 home runs (24th in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Orioles to go 3-for-16 in 4 2/3 innings this season.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays rank 10th in Major League Baseball with 41 home runs.
  • Hitters for the Rays combine for a team rank 14th of in the majors with a .387 team slugging percentage.
  • Tampa Bay’s .238 batting average ranks 14th in the league this season.
  • The Rays rank 12th in the league with 174 total runs scored this season.
  • Tampa Bay has the 18th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.302).
  • The Rays rank 17th with an average of 8.5 strikeouts per game.

Orioles Stats and Trends

Orioles Betting Records

  • The Orioles have come away with 14 wins in the 39 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Baltimore has come away with a win seven times in 21 chances when named as an underdog of at least +145 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Orioles have a 40.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Baltimore and their opponents have gone over in 13 of their 42 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Orioles are 24-18-0 against the spread in their 42 games that had a posted line this season.

Spenser Watkins (Orioles Probable Starter)

  • Watkins gets the start for the Orioles, his eighth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 5.10 ERA and 14 strikeouts over 30 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, the righty went four innings against the New York Yankees, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In seven games this season, the 29-year-old has an ERA of 5.10, with 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .277 against him.
  • Watkins does not have a quality start on the season.
  • Watkins has put together two starts this year where he pitched five or more innings.
  • The opposing Rays offense has the 14th-ranked slugging percentage (.387) and ranks 10th in home runs hit (41) in all of MLB. They have a collective .238 batting average, and are 11th in the league with 319 total hits and 12th in MLB action scoring 174 runs.

Orioles Batting Stats

  • The Orioles average 0.8 home runs per game to rank 24th in baseball with 31 total home runs .
  • This season, the Orioles have the fourth-lowest slugging percentage in the league (.348).
  • Baltimore’s .227 batting average ranks 22nd in MLB.
  • Averaging 3.4 runs per game (140 total), the Orioles are the 25th-highest scoring team in MLB action.
  • Baltimore’s .298 on-base percentage ranks 21st in the league.
  • The Orioles strike out 9.1 times per game, the fourth-worst mark in baseball.

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