Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Game Preview: Odds, Lineups, Stats & Injuries (5/31/24)

Written By Editorial Team on May 31, 2024
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The Tampa Bay Rays are scheduled to play against the Baltimore Orioles on May 31, at 7:05 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore. The game will be broadcast on BSSUN. Current betting odds favor the Orioles at -148, with the Rays at +126. The match promises competitive MLB betting dynamics in clear weather conditions.

Rays vs. Orioles pregame odds for May 31

MLB betting odds for the upcoming game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards indicate a competitive matchup. Sportsbooks like DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM are aligning closely on the moneyline, favoring the Orioles slightly. Massachusetts sportsbooks list the over/under at 8.0, pointing towards expectations of a somewhat low-scoring game in Baltimore.

  • DraftKings: Orioles -148, over/under 8.0
  • FanDuel: Orioles -148, over/under 8.0
  • Caesars: Orioles -145, over/under 8.0
  • BetMGM: Orioles -150, over/under 8.0

Odds are subject to change between the Rays and Orioles.

Rays vs. Orioles projected starting lineups for 5/31

Rays starting lineup for Friday

  1. 1B Yandy Díaz (R)
  2. 2B Brandon Lowe (L)
  3. LF Randy Arozarena (R)
  4. 3B Isaac Paredes (R)
  5. DH Jonathan Aranda (L)
  6. RF Richie Palacios (L)
  7. SS José Caballero (R)
  8. C Ben Rortvedt (L)
  9. CF Jose Siri (R)

Orioles starting lineup for Friday

  1. SS Gunnar Henderson (L)
  2. C Adley Rutschman (S)
  3. DH Ryan O’Hearn (L)
  4. 1B Ryan Mountcastle (R)
  5. RF Anthony Santander (S)
  6. LF Colton Cowser (L)
  7. 3B Jordan Westburg (R)
  8. CF Cedric Mullins (L)
  9. 2B Jorge Mateo (R)

Rays vs. Orioles Probable Starters

(TB) Aaron Civale (R)2-45.721.3423.47.0
(BAL) Albert Suárez (R)2-01.530.9520.97.0

Rays vs. Orioles Injuries for Friday

Tampa Bay Rays:

  • Zach Eflin (SP) – Out with lower back inflammation, expected return in early June.
  • Josh Lowe (RF) – Out with an oblique injury, expected return in early June.
  • Wander Franco (SS) – Out indefinitely due to personal legal issue.
  • Drew Rasmussen (SP) – Out, recovering from internal brace procedure, significant portion of the season missed.
  • Taylor Walls (3B) – Out, recovering from hip surgery, expected return in June.

Baltimore Orioles:

  • Dean Kremer (SP) – Out with a right triceps strain, expected return in June.
  • Tyler Wells (SP) – Out with right elbow inflammation.
  • John Means (SP) – Out with a left forearm strain, expected return in June.
  • Jordan Westburg (3B) – Questionable with a hand contusion.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Team stats for Rays vs. Orioles

The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are preparing for their upcoming faceoff at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. MLB betting enthusiasts can reference these team stats below for insight into the upcoming matchup.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Stats

As the MLB season progresses, the Tampa Bay Rays are currently positioned 3rd in the AL East with a record of 28-29. They’re aiming to climb the standings, marked by their recent performance with 3 wins in their last 10 games, including a two-game winning streak. Here are the season stats for the Rays:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .233
  • Team home runs: 46
  • Team Stolen bases: 60
  • Team ERA: 4.22
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 494

Baltimore Orioles Team Stats

The Baltimore Orioles, holding strong at 2nd in the AL East, enter this matchup with a 35-19 record on the season. They won their most recent game against the Red Sox and have won 6 of their last 10 games. Orioles stats are as follows:

  • Runs per game: 5.0
  • Team average: .244
  • Team home runs: 79
  • Team Stolen bases: 39
  • Team ERA: 3.33
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 473

Player Stats for Rays vs. Orioles

Isaac Paredes and Gunnar Henderson stand out as pivotal players for the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles, respectively. Paredes leads the Rays with 10 home runs, and 32 RBIs, and a .295 batting average. On the Orioles side, Henderson is a key player with 18 home runs, 41 RBIs, and a .299 batting average. Recent news affecting the MLB betting odds for this game includes Wander Franco’s extended leave and Jeffrey Springs’ injury status.

Tampa Bay Rays Leaders Ahead of the Game

For the Rays to be successful tonight they will likely need to see production from Isaac Paredes. Through 57 games, Paredes leads the team in batting average, home runs, and RBIs. José Caballero leads the team in stolen bases with 20 on the season, while Randy Arozarena leads the team with 25 runs.

  • AVG Leader: Isaac Paredes .295
  • HR Leader: Isaac Paredes 10
  • RBI Leader: Isaac Paredes 32
  • Runs Leader: Randy Arozarena 25
  • SB Leader: José Caballero 20

Baltimore Orioles Leaders Ahead of the Game

On the Baltimore side, Gunnar Henderson leads the team in home runs, RBIs, and runs through 54 games. Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins also play crucial roles, leading the Orioles in batting average and stolen bases, respectively.

  • AVG Leader: Adley Rutschman .299
  • HR Leader: Gunnar Henderson 18
  • RBI Leader: Gunnar Henderson 41
  • Runs Leader: Gunnar Henderson 42
  • SB Leader: Cedric Mullins 11
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