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MLB Betting Preview: Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays

September 15, 2023

The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles will compete in game two of their divisional four-game series in Maryland soon. The Rays need to capitalize on these opportunities to take over the division.

  • Date: Game 2 on September 15, 2023 at 7:05 PM ET

  • Location: Oracle Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Coverage: Apple TV+

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Rays were able to capitalize on their recent series against the Minnesota Twins. Then needed that confidence boost heading into this series, which they need to thrive in to regain their lead.

They display impressive prowess at the plate, boasting a batting average of .258 and a robust slugging percentage of .445. When their offensive game is in sync, it sets the stage for an exciting matchup.

Throughout the season, their pitching has been stellar, allowing only a .230 batting average against with an impressive ERA of 3.78. These statistics strongly suggest their potential for victory, outshining the Orioles in these key areas.

Furthermore, their OBP stands at a commendable .331. These statistics collectively position them slightly ahead of the Orioles, hinting at a potential edge in securing a victory.

Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

The Orioles finally look vulnerable after having a lead in this division for a majority of the year. They just had tough losses against the St. Louis Cardinals which does not bode well for their momentum.

The team boasts a batting average of .258 and a slugging percentage close behind at .429. This places them neck and neck with the Rays in offensive prowess.

On the defensive side, they permit opponents to hit .246 and maintain an ERA of 4.03. While some minor fluctuations could occur based on their pitching consistency, it is unlikely to have a significant impact.

Furthermore, their on-base percentage (OBP) stands at a competitive .325. This is a key factor for making an impact in this matchup, especially if they perform well on the mound to slow down the Rays.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has odds for this game, which appear that it is coming down to a coin flip, with the slightest favoring of the Tampa Bay Rays. Market analysis shows the Rays have a 56.4 percent chance to win.

  • Baltimore Orioles: -108

  • Tampa Bay Rays: -112

The Rays hover within three games of the Orioles and need to go in for the kill to gain their division back. The Orioles had some hiccups last week, which might be a sign of their dominance slowly fading away.

The Rays are also shaping up better against playoff teams and have some positive momentum on their side. Look for the Rays to win a close encounter here.

Final Pick: Take the Tampa Bay Rays to Win at -112