Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays 4-9-22

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays 4/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Baltimore Orioles will go against the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB action in Tropicana Field, on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 1:10 PM ET. Last year, Baltimore and Arizona tied for the lowest record in baseball with a combined record of 52-110.

 

Baltimore isn’t anticipated to do much better in 2022, as the team’s over/under victory total is set at 62.5, the worst in baseball. In Friday’s season opener, Baltimore received outstanding pitching, but the bats went 0 for 7 with men in scoring position. Anthony Santander’s sixth-inning home run drove in the only run for the Orioles.

 

Last year, the Orioles struggled to score runs, finishing second to last in the AL and 27th nationally with an average of slightly under 4.1 runs per game.

 

In 2021, the bullpen was even worse than the offense. With a 5.84 team ERA, Baltimore was dead last, significantly below Arizona’s 5.11 ERA.

 

Jordan Lyles, one of the team’s newest recruits, will make his debut as a Baltimore Oriole on Sunday. Lyles made 32 starts for the Texas Rangers in the season, going 10-13 with a 5.15 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. Last year, as a member of the Texas Rangers, Lyles faced the Rays once and surrendered five hits and 3 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 13 of Baltimore’s last 20 matches.
  • The Baltimore Orioles are 0-10 SU in their last 10 matches against Tampa Bay.
  • Baltimore is 0-7 SU in their last 7 matches on the road against Tampa Bay.

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Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 4/9/2022

 

Last year, the Rays went 100-62 overall and 52-29 at home. Tampa Bay is anticipated to contend in probably the most competitive division in baseball again, with +650 odds to win the AL pennant.

 

Last year, the Rays finished second in the American League with 5.3 runs per game and third with 222 home runs. With a 3.67 ERA, Tampa’s pitching rotation led the AL. The Rays also set an MLB record by having 14 different pitchers record a save last year. Drew Rasmussen will start for Tampa Bay on Saturday.

 

Last season, Rasmussen had 35 appearances, including 10 starts, and was 4-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in 35 innings. Rasmussen had three performances versus the Orioles, going 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA while pitching a total of 8 1/3 innings in those games.

 

The Rays had eight hits and earned three walks in their opening-day victory, but they scored both of their runs on sacrifice flies by Brandon Lowe and Francisco Mejia. Wander Franco, a 21-year-old shortstop, hit three home runs. Shane McClanahan began for the Rays and went 4 1/3 innings without allowing a run.

 

Over the last 4 2/3 innings, six Rays relievers combined to surrender three hits and one run, with Brooks Raley earning the save.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Tampa Bay’s last 16 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 matches against Baltimore.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-1 SU in their last 7 matches at home.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays’ recent domination against Baltimore is so historically one-sided that they would be the better team at nearly any price.

 

The Rays won 76 of their previous 92 home games (76 percent) and 46 of their past 64 (71.9 percent) at home versus right-handed starters. Baltimore now dropped 13 consecutive games versus Tampa Bay, with 10 of those games being decided by two runs or more. Support the Rays. The Tampa Bay Rays will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Tropicana Field

 

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 (-115)

 

MLB Totals: 7.5

 

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