The Tampa Bay Rays (53-45) and the Baltimore Orioles (49-49) round out their four-game series on Thursday. On Wednesday, Tampa Bay halted its four-game skid with a 6-4 win in extra innings over Baltimore. The Rays hope that momentum carries into Thursday’s matchup. Ryan Yarbrough (0-5, 5.61 ERA) starts for the Rays. Jordan Lyles (6-8, 4.79 ERA) is on the mound for the Orioles.
The first pitch is set for 12:35 p.m. ET. Baltimore is the slight -105 favorite (risk $105 to win $100) in the latest Rays vs. Orioles odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Tampa Bay is listed at -115. The over-under for total runs is set at nine. Before making any Orioles vs. Rays picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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- Rays vs. Orioles moneyline: Rays -105, Orioles -115
- Rays vs. Orioles run-line: Orioles -1.5 (+170)
- Rays vs. Orioles over-under: 9 runs
- Rays vs. Orioles picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why you should back the Rays
Left fielder Randy Arozarena brings a speed element to the diamond for the Rays. Arozarena is able to cover a lot of ground in the outfield while being a legitimate base-stealing threat. He’s currently tied for sixth in the league in stolen bases (20). The 27-year-old also leads the team in RBIs (47) and hits (94).
First baseman Ji-Man Choi is a constant offensive threat, owning a compact swing that can push the ball into any gap on the field. Choi has home run power and run-producing qualities. The 31-year-old is batting .266 along with eight dingers and 43 RBIs. He belted a two-run bomb in last night’s win.
Why you should back the Orioles
Right fielder Anthony Santander has some power with the ability to consistently get on base. Santander has good athleticism with a solid throwing arm. The 27-year-old has constantly produced offense for this ballclub, ranking first on the team in home runs (17) and RBIs (51). He rolls into this contest on a seven-game hitting streak.
Designated hitter Trey Mancini is a disciplined batter who owns solid power to all parts of the field. Mancini offers position flexibility with the talent to play first base or either corner outfield spot. The 30-year-old is leading the team in batting average (.268) and OBP (.345). He went 2-for-4 with two singles in his last contest.