Rays vs Orioles Picks & Odds (June 17)

Rays vs Orioles Picks & Odds (June 17)

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane Baz delivering a pitch

Jun 11, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane Baz (11) throws to the Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Rays are -145 road favorites over the Orioles on Friday night
Rookie Shane Baz (0-1, 19.29) will start for Tampa Bay against Dean Kremer (1-1, 3.86)
A look at the Rays vs Orioles odds can be found below with a pick

The host Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a three-game series at 6:05 p.m. ET Friday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Rays (35-28/14-15) are coming off getting swept in a three-game game series by the Yankees in New York, including losing 2-1 on Thursday night for their fifth defeat in the last six games. The Orioles (28-37/15-15 home) routed the Blue Jays 10-2 on Thursday in Toronto for their fourth win in the last six games and sixth in nine.

Rays vs Orioles Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Tampa Bay Rays
-145
-1.5 (+110)
Over 9 (+100)
Baltimore Orioles
+120
+1.5 (-135)
Under 9 (-120)

Odds as of June 16th at BetMGM. See available BetMGM promo codes. 

 

 

The Rays are -145 favorites, giving them a 59.18% implied win probability. Tampa Bay’s World Series odds are +2500 while the Orioles are a longshot at +100000.

The gametime temperature is forecast to be 89 degrees with a low of 68, clear skies and northwest wind from 5-10 mph.

Tampa Bay vs Baltimore Probable Pitchers

Rookie Shane Baz (0-1, 19.29) is scheduled to pitch for the Rays against Dean Kremer (1-1, 3.86). Baz, who has +6000 American League Rookie of the Year odds, will be working on five days of rest and Kremer on four.

Baz vs Kremer

0-1
Record
1-1
19.29
ERA
3.86
64.41
xERA
4.15
2.57
WHIP
1.29
0.67
SO/W
1.67

This will be Baz’s second start for the Rays in 2022 after he underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery during spring training and began the season on the injured list.

Baz had a rough season debut against the Twins last Saturday in Minnesota. He took the loss as he was tagged for five runs and three hits in 2.1 innings while walking three and striking out two.

The Twins didn’t mess with Baz’s dad, though.

Shane Baz’s dad can beat up your dad pic.twitter.com/rDjDvrRX2c

— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) June 11, 2022

In four rehab starts at Triple-A Durham, Baz had no record but a sparkling 1.38 ERA.

Baz will be facing the Orioles for the first time in his career.

Kremer will be making his third start since being called up from Triple-A Norfolk.

Kremer notched his first win of the year Sunday against the Royals at Kansas City. He went five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) and four hits while striking out two and walking two.

This will be Kremer’s third career start against the Rays, and he is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA against them.

Dean Kremer changeup with 23″ of horizontal ? pic.twitter.com/SObJvVqGRq

— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) March 28, 2022

Kremer will be making his first night start of the season. He lost his lone start at Camden Yards on June 5 against the Cleveland Guardians, surrendering three runs in 4.1 innings.

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Rays vs Orioles Betting Outlook

Cedric Mullins had three of the Orioles’ 13 hits to lead the way in Thursday’s laugher against the Blue Jays. Two of the center fielder’s hits came in a six-run third inning.

Ryan Mountcastle and Rougned Odor had two hits and two RBIs apiece for the Orioles. Austin Hays homered.

These dudes can fly! pic.twitter.com/b3jiwgQLdB

— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 16, 2022

Baltimore first baseman Trey Mancini will miss his fourth straight game with right hand soreness. He was injured Monday when hit by a pitch.

The Rays lost Thursday night when the Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie.

Tampa Bay was limited to three hits, including a solo home run by Francisco Mejia.

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier is questionable after sitting out Thursday with a sore left calf and Achilles. He was first bothered by the injury last week and left Wednesday’s game early.

Kevin Kiermaier is a bad, bad man defensively. pic.twitter.com/ZboUgXRGTF

— Elijah Flewellen (@Flewellen727) March 11, 2022

The Rays have won four of six games from the Orioles this season, though they lost two of three in Baltimore last month. Tampa Bay has been led by Randy Arozarena, who is hitting .480 (12 for 25) with two home runs, and Kiermaier, who is 9 for 22 (.409) with two doubles and a homer.

The Rays have dominated the series since the start of the 2017 season with a 62-30 advantage.

Rays vs Orioles Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
5/22/22
Orioles
Rays
BAL, 7-6
5/21/22
Orioles
Rays
TB, 6-1
5/20/22
Orioles
Rays
BAL, 8-6
4/10/22
Rays
Orioles
TB, 8-0
4/9/22
Rays
Orioles
TB, 5-3
4/8/22
Rays
Orioles
TB, 2-1
8/29/21
Orioles
Rays
TB, 12-8
8/28/21
Orioles
Rays
TB, 4-3
8/27/21
Orioles
Rays
TB, 6-3
8/19/21
Rays
Orioles
TB, 7-2

Rays vs Orioles Prediction

While Baz struggled mightily in his season debut, he had a 2-0 record and 2.03 ERA for the Rays last season in his first three career MLB starts. Look for him to shake off the rust and pitch better this time.

Pick: Rays ML (-145) 

 

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