MLB Prop Bets: Rays vs Orioles (Aug 14)

  • The Rays defeated the Orioles by a score of 8-2 on Saturday.
  • The Orioles will have a chance to flip the standings back with a series win on Sunday.
  • The Rays are 11-10 against the Orioles so far this season.

If you’re looking for some of the best MLB prop bets, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

The Rays improved to 59-53 on the season, re-claiming the AL’s last wild card spot. The Orioles dropped to 59-54, falling a half-game out of a playoff spot.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Schedule

  • When: Sunday, Aug 14, 2022, at 1:40 p.m ET
  • Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
  • How to Watch: Bally Sports

Rays vs Orioles Vegas Odds

MLB Prop Bets: Rays vs Orioles

Anthony Santander O/U 0.5 Total Hits

The first MLB prop bet features Orioles outfielder Anthony Santander.

In Saturday’s loss against the Rays, Santander went 1 for 4 at the plate. He’s been hitting really well in the past month. Since the All-Star Break, Santander has a hit in 20 of 22 games.

Aug 9, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA;  Baltimore Orioles right fielder Anthony Santander (25) speaks to fans from first base during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After going 31 for 88 (.352) in those past 22 games, I’m confident that Santander will keep his hot hitting going. Santander is 3 for 7 at the plate this season against opposing starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen.

Prop BetOdds
Anthony Santander over 0.5 total hits-185

Drew Rasmussen O/U 5.5 Innings Pitched

Starting pitcher Drew Rasmussen (6-4, 2.96 ERA) takes the mound for the Rays on Sunday. Rasmussen has had a strong season, with a couple of rough outings mixed in.

In two previous matchups against the Orioles this season, Rasmussen pitched for a total of just 8.2 innings, giving up two earned runs in each matchup.

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While Rasmussen has kept scoring low, his length has been questionable. In his last 6 starts, he failed to complete 5 full innings 3 times, including a game against the Orioles. I expect another short start on Sunday.

Prop BetOdds
Drew Rasmussen under 5.5 innings pitched-145

Randy Arozarena O/U 0.5 Total Strikeouts

Outfielder Randy Arozarena has been a bright spot in a depleted Rays batting lineup. Since July 16th, he has gone 24 for 79 (.304) at the plate.

Arozarena’s hard-hitting doesn’t come without its drawbacks. In the same span of time, he racked up 19 strikeouts. He continued that pattern in Saturday’s win, going 2 for 3 with a strikeout.

Aug 7, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Rays left fielder Randy Arozarena (56) hits a two RBI double in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Arozarena is 5 for 13 with 2 strikeouts this season against opposing starting pitcher Jordan Lyles. I think he’s a good bet to once again whiff at least one plate appearance away on Sunday.

Prop BetOdds
Randy Arozarena over 0.5 total strikeouts+105

Jordan Lyles O/U 3.5 Earned Runs

Jordan Lyles (9-8, 4.35 ERA) will get his 4th start of the season against the Rays on Sunday. Lyles has had a good start to the month of August, pitching to a 2.25 ERA.

Meanwhile, in his 3 starts against Baltimore this season, Lyles pitched a combined 13.1 innings, giving up 11 earned runs, equivalent to a 7.43 ERA. He had his best game against the Rays in their last outing on July 28, pitching 5.2 shutout innings.

The Rays still usually hit him hard, and his tendency to give up a flurry of hits makes me like the over in any category. Lyles has allowed 5 or more hits in 21 of his 23 starts this season.

Prop BetOdds
Jordan Lyles over 3.5 earned runs-125
Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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