Rays Vs Orioles: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on August 5, 2021

The Baltimore Orioles (38-69) will look for Cedric Mullins to extend a 13-game hitting streak when they square off against the Tampa Bay Rays (65-44) on Friday at 7:05 PM ET at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Ryan Yarbrough gets the starting nod for Tampa Bay (-125 to win), and John Means is Baltimore’s (+105) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 5, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Rays vs Orioles Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Yarbrough (TB) Pitcher Means (BAL)
6 – 4 W/L 5 – 3
114.0 IP 88.2
4.58 ERA 2.84
1.180 WHIP 0.870
7.4 K/9 8
1.6 BB/9 1.5

Rays Probable Starter Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough gets the start for the Rays, his 17th of the season. He is 6-4 with a 4.58 ERA and 94 strikeouts through 114 innings pitched.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the Red Sox, when the lefty threw five innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The opposing Orioles offense has the 20th-ranked slugging percentage (.396) and is 21st in MLB play with 124 home runs. They have a collective .236 batting average, and are 20th in the league with 842 total hits and 24th in MLB play scoring 443 runs.
  • The Rays have a 6-5 record in Yarbrough’s 11 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 6:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Orioles Stats vs Yarbrough

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trey Mancini 22 .364 8 3 9 .440 1.304
Pedro Severino 20 .200 4 0 1 .273 .473
Anthony Santander 14 .286 4 0 2 .312 .741
Ryan Mountcastle 12 .250 3 0 1 .250 .583
Pat Valaika 11 .091 1 0 2 .091 .182
Austin Hays 10 .300 3 0 0 .364 .664
Cedric Mullins 7 .000 0 0 0 .222 .222
DJ Stewart 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .536
Maikel Franco 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan McKenna 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Orioles Probable Starter John Means

  • The Orioles will hand the ball to Means (5-3) for his 16th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in six innings pitched against the Tigers on Saturday.
  • The Rays have scored 539 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 858 hits, 16th in baseball, with 139 home runs (ninth in the league).
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Baltimore has a record of 7-4 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 6:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Means

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yandy Díaz 10 .300 3 1 1 .300 1.000
Austin Meadows 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kevin Kiermaier 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .555
Randy Arozarena 7 .429 3 2 2 .556 1.985
Joey Wendle 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Mike Zunino 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Brandon Lowe 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .833
Manuel Margot 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Francisco Mejía 5 .200 1 1 2 .200 1.000
Wander Franco 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000

Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays score an average of 5.4 runs per game on the road compared to 4.6 per contest at home.
  • The Rays are the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.9 runs per game (539 total).
  • The Rays have put together a 41-26 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 61.2% of those games).
  • Tampa Bay has a 32-21 record (winning 60.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -125 or shorter.
  • Tampa Bay has combined with opponents to go over the total 57 times this season for a 57-47-3 record against the over/under.
  • Tampa Bay has a 4-5 record over the nine games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
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Orioles Betting Trends

  • The Orioles rank 24th in the league with 443 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 4.4 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.9 per contest on the road.
  • The Orioles have won 35, or 35.4%, of the 99 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Baltimore has won 29 of its 89 games, or 32.6%, when they’re the underdog by at least +105 on the moneyline.
  • Baltimore and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 55 of their 107 opportunities.
  • Baltimore has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and has gone 4-5 in those contests.

Rays Players to Watch

  • Nelson Cruz has 13 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 29 walks while batting .294.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Cruz ranks 15th in AVG.
  • Randy Arozarena is batting .268 with 20 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 35 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in baseball, Arozarena does not rank among the top hitters in the majors.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 380 .268 66 16 52 .341 .799
Austin Meadows 376 .242 61 20 76 .324 .795
Brandon Lowe 352 .219 59 23 55 .324 .787
Yandy Díaz 319 .254 45 7 37 .361 .725
Joey Wendle 299 .274 50 7 37 .323 .761
Nelson Cruz 296 .294 44 19 50 .359 .896
Manuel Margot 292 .247 32 9 45 .288 .675
Kevin Kiermaier 237 .228 30 2 22 .286 .607
Mike Zunino 219 .192 39 21 40 .291 .802
Brett Phillips 185 .205 34 6 24 .302 .664

Orioles Players to Watch

  • Mullins leads Baltimore in batting average (.323) this season while adding 18 home runs and 37 RBI.
  • Mullins ranks first in hits (130), fifth in AVG (.323), fifth in SLG (.546), and 10th in OBP (.384) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Mullins enters this game on a 13-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting
  • Trey Mancini leads Baltimore in home runs with 19 while driving in 60 runs and slugging .464.

Orioles Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Cedric Mullins 403 .323 61 18 37 .384 .930
Trey Mancini 394 .256 58 19 60 .321 .785
Ryan Mountcastle 366 .260 49 19 62 .302 .775
Maikel Franco 329 .213 30 11 47 .260 .634
Austin Hays 283 .237 45 11 38 .291 .715
Pedro Severino 244 .230 24 8 28 .300 .669
Anthony Santander 243 .235 26 6 27 .286 .669
DJ Stewart 210 .200 30 7 24 .317 .655
Pat Valaika 193 .192 13 4 21 .251 .531
Ramón Urías 162 .284 22 5 25 .356 .776

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