Rays vs. Orioles prediction: Picks, odds, live stream, TV channel, start time on Friday, May 20th

The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles square off on Friday with first pitch set for 7:05 pm ET. The game takes place in Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland and will only be available on local TV or via an MLB.tv subscription. Jalen Beeks will throw or the Rays, and the Orioles will start Tyler Wells.

Tampa Bay (23-15) has won three of its last four games and will win its third game in a row on Friday. Beeks will make his first start of 2022, but has a 1.72 ERA over nine relief appearances. The Rays rank in the middle of the pack offensively, though Manuel Margot remains on the injured list. Harold Ramirez had 5 hits over 8 at-bats in this week’s series against the Detroit Tigers.

Baltimore (15-24) grabbed a losing streak of six games on Thursday with a victory over the New York Yankees. Wells is in his first season as a starter with a 4.18 ERA in his first seven outings of 2022. The Orioles are averaging the fourth worst run per game this season, and Anthony Santander has a .354 on-base percentage after a 3-hit performance yesterday .

Rays vs. Orioles

Pitchers: Jalen Beeks vs. Tyler Wells
First pitch: 7:05 PM ET
Rays local broadcast: Bally Sports Sun
Orioles local broadcast: MASN
live broadcast: MLB.tv (subscription)
moneyline odds: Rays -130, Orioles +110

Picks & Predictions

moneyline pick: Orioles +110

Baltimore and Tampa Bay have similar percentages based this season, leaving our side with the Orioles at home with a regular starter on the mound. The Rays are likely to use a lot of bullet points Friday night, but Baltimore is the way to go with plus chances.

Playing prop pick: Tyler Wells Under 3.5 strikeouts (-130)

Wells reached 4 strikeouts just twice in seven starts this season. The Rays are slightly below average in strikeouts per game offensively, but they need to make enough contact against Wells, who has not been a strong strikeout pitcher this season.

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