Orioles vs Rays MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Orioles vs Rays MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on April 17, 2019

The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays throw down on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The Rays have the lowest ERA in MLB right now. Will they use their great pitching to control the road team and grab a win? Check out baseball betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Baltimore-Tampa Bay!

Orioles vs Rays MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

  • When: Wednesday, April 17 at 7:10pm ET
  • Where: Tropicana Field, Saint Petersburg, FL
  • TV: MLBN
  • Radio: Orioles / Rays
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Moneyline Odds:
  • Over/Under Total Odds:

Why Baltimore Orioles are a good bet on the moneyline?

David Hess threw well in his first start of the season. He tossed 6.1 innings and struck out 8 in a 6-5 victory over Toronto. Hess didn’t do so well in his last couple of starts, though.

He’s allowed a combined 7 earned runs off 11 hits in 10.2 innings. There’s a chance he could turn it around against Tampa. In his last couple of starts, he faced Boston and the New York Yankees. The Rays should provide some relief. If Hess can just maintain his composure through 6 innings, he could hand this over to Baltimore’s BP.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.65
  • BA: .230
  • OPS: .680
  • HR: 17
  • SB: 6
Defense:
  • ERA: 5.98
  • WHIP: 1.53
  • KS: 119
  • Quality Starts: 2
  • Errors: 8

Why Tampa Bay Rays are a good bet on the moneyline?

Will the Rays use their great pitching to control the road team and grab a win?

Ryne Stanek gets the start for the Tampa Bay Rays. Stanek has thrown primarily in relief for most of this season. He’s already appeared in 7 Tampa Bay Rays’ games.

Stanek’s pitched well enough to get a start. His ERA is a very good 2.16 while his WHIP is .84. If Stanek doesn’t try to be a hero and instead is truthful about how he’s feeling, Tampa will make the right decision and pull him before things get out of control. That should put the Rays into a position to win on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.88
  • BA: .265
  • OPS: .776
  • HR: 20
  • SB: 16
Defense:
  • ERA: 2.44
  • WHIP: 1.01
  • KS: 169
  • Quality Starts: 7
  • Errors: 6

MLB Baseball Betting Trends for Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays

  • Orioles are 4-22 in their last 26 games on astro turf
  • Orioles are 2-8 in Hess’ last 10 starts versus the AL East
  • Orioles are 4-17 in Hess’ last 21 starts
  • Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 versus the AL East
  • Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games
  • Orioles are 3-13 in the last 16 meetings in Tampa Bay

Orioles vs Rays Final MLB Betting Analysis

Although Ryan Stanek has come from the bullpen so far this season, he does appear to have what it takes to throw a solid 5 to 6 innings on Wednesday. David Hess’ form has fallen off some, making him the much tougher pitcher to back in this situation.

Even if Stanek gets into trouble, the Tampa Bay bullpen should bail him out while if Hess gets into trouble, the Orioles must rely on a BP that’s simply not as good as Tampa’s. Odds have yet to be assigned to this one. When they are, the Rays will be favored. It doesn’t make any sense to go against the chalk.

MLB Free Pick: Rays moneyline