Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 7, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays are moneyline favorites (-195) to begin their season with a home win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday at 3:10 PM ET. Shane McClanahan starts for Tampa Bay while John Means is Baltimore’s starter for the contest.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Rays vs Orioles Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rays -195 +165

Computer Predictions for Rays vs. Orioles

Our computer pick: Baltimore Orioles (+165)

Rays vs. Orioles Game Info

  • Tampa Bay Rays probable starting pitcher: Shane McClanahan
  • Baltimore Orioles probable starting pitcher: John Means
  • Game Day: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Stadium: Tropicana Field

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Pitching Matchup

McClanahan Means
25 GS 26
10-6 W-L 6-9
3.43 ERA 3.62
123.1 IP 146.2
37 BB 26
141 SO 134

Rays Starter Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan will start for the Rays, his first this season.
  • The 24-year-old southpaw pitched in relief and threw two-thirds of an inning in his last appearance on Monday, Oct. 11 against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Over his 25 appearances last season he finished with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.273 WHIP, compiling a 10-6 record.

Orioles Starter John Means

  • Means has been named the starter for the Orioles and will make his first start this season.
  • The last time the lefty took the mound was on Saturday, Oct. 2 last season, when he pitched 3 2/3 innings in a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • He pitched to a 3.62 ERA while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings with a record of 6-9 last season.

Rays Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rays were favorites in 99 games last season and won 65 (65.7%) of those contests.
  • Last season, Tampa Bay won 20 of its 25 games, or 80%, when favored by at least -195 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 66.1% chance to win.
  • Tampa Bay and its opponents went over the total last season in 82 of their 161 opportunities.
  • The Rays were 66-51-0 ATS in their 117 games with a spread last season.

Orioles Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Orioles came away with 47 wins in the 145 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Baltimore was victorious 18 times in 66 chances when named as an underdog of +165 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Orioles have a 37.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Baltimore and its opponents hit the over in 77 of their 159 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.
  • The Orioles went 49-64-0 against the spread in their 113 games with a line set by sportsbooks last season.

Rays Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Brandon Lowe had 39 home runs and 99 runs batted in last season.
  • Randy Arozarena hit .274 a season ago with 145 hits.
  • Yandy Diaz hit .256 a season ago with 20 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 69 walks.
  • Manuel Margot hit .254 with 18 doubles, three triples, 10 home runs and 37 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Brandon Lowe 149 .247 .340 .523 39 99 132
Randy Arozarena 141 .274 .356 .459 20 69 145
Yandy Díaz 134 .256 .353 .387 13 64 119
Manuel Margot 125 .254 .313 .382 10 57 107
Mike Zunino 109 .216 .301 .559 33 62 72

Orioles Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Cedric Mullins had a batting average of .291 with 175 total hits last season.
  • Ryan Mountcastle had 33 home runs and 89 runs batted in a season ago.
  • Trey Mancini hit .255 last season with 33 doubles, a triple, 21 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Austin Hays had 26 doubles, four triples, 22 home runs and 28 walks while hitting .256.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Ryan Mountcastle 144 .255 .309 .487 33 89 136
Cedric Mullins 159 .291 .360 .518 30 59 175
Austin Hays 131 .256 .308 .461 22 71 125
Trey Mancini 147 .255 .326 .432 21 71 142
Anthony Santander 110 .241 .286 .433 18 50 98

Betting Tips for Rays vs. Orioles

Our best bet is the Orioles on the moneyline at +165 after taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup.

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