Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5-8-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The American League East Division rivals will collide on Monday evening when the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles in the opening round of a three-game series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.


Tampa Bay continued its dominance in major league baseball this season with a 28-7 overall standing and 9-4 when playing away from home while leading Atlanta by four games in the second place and marked a +115 run difference over the course of the campaign.


The Rays beat the Yankees in the recent three-game home series by 2-1 over the weekend following an 8-7 home victory on Sunday while winning five of the last six games played.


Tampa Bay recovered from an early six-run deficit to the NY Yankees when Christian Bethancourt even the game in the sixth frame with a three-run blast on the way to the Rays’ one-run victory at 8-7.


On Monday, 2022 All-Star Starting Pitcher Shane McClanahan (6-0, 2.03 ERA) will be starting for Tampa Bay in the series opener versus Baltimore.


The Southpaw starter has an impressive 1.10 WHIP and retired 51 batters while yielding 28 hits, 16 free bases, and 4 home runs in 40.0 innings pitched. The Rays were victorious in McClanahans’ first seven starts for the season.


The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-1 SU in their last 6 outings and the Rays are 4-1 SU in their last 5 road games played.


Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in their last 5 contests on the road versus Baltimore while the totals went OVER in 4 of the Rays’ last 5 matches against a rival from the American League.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions 5/8/2023


The Baltimore Orioles are going back home after winning nine of their first thirteen home outings and looking for their tenth home win when hosting the sizzling Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.


Baltimore is 22-12 overall, 9-4 when playing at home, and trailed Tampa Bay in first place in the AL East by 5.5 games while acquiring a run difference of +29 for the year.


The Orioles come into the opening match of a three-game series after losing a doubleheader against the Braves following a 2-3 road loss in 12 frames of action in the late edition of that doubleheader match.


DH Anthony Santander scored a run on double hits for Baltimore in the losing effort.   


SP Kyle Gibson (4-1, 4.61 ERA) will be starting for the Orioles in the series opener versus the Rays on Monday evening.


The right-handed starter also recorded a WHIP at 1.34 with 27 strikeouts while relinquishing 44 hits, 11 free walks, and 5 home runs in 41.0 innings of work.


In his last start, Gibson was hit hard allowing six runs on ten hits in 6.2 IP in a 0-6 road loss against Kansas City.


The totals went OVER in 7 of Baltimore’s last 10 contests while the Orioles are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games played.


The totals went OVER in 7 of Baltimore’s last 10 outings played versus Tampa Bay while the Orioles are 6-1 straight up in their last 7 home matches.


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -155. The Rays will be sending a very competent starter in Shane McClanahan (6-0, 2.02 ERA) to control the swinging of bats of the Orioles’ batters.


After 35 games played, Tampa Bay ranked 1st in OPS and 1st in runs scored while Baltimore ranked 7th in OPS and 6th in runs scored for the season. The prediction: Tampa Bay Rays will win 5-2.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles 5/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:35 PM ET


Location: Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland 


Date: Monday, May 8, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -155


MLB Totals: 7.5


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