Saturday, September 19, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Wei-Yin Chen (9-7) vs. Erasmo Ramirez (10-5)
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Saturday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Wei-Yin Chen for the Orioles and Erasmo Ramirez for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +103 and Tampa Bay at -113. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles, with a 72-74 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 65-73 over/under record. The Rays have a 66-70 over/under record and a 78-68 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 53% of the time.
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The Orioles show up with a 72-74 record, including 28-44 on the road. Wei-Yin Chen has a 9-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.44 and a 1.23 WHIP. The Orioles are 17-11 over his 172.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 177 hits over that time period. The Orioles are also 10-16 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 407 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.09. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen while being struck out 464 times and walking 167 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.79 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06.
Baltimore is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .237 away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .308, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.55 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 166.
Tampa Bay is 34-38 at home while holding a 70-76 overall record on the season. Erasmo Ramirez has a record of 10-5 while sporting an earned run average of 3.75 on the year with a 1.12 WHIP. The Rays have a record of 14-10 over the 144 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 122 hits. The Rays are also 10-12 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 434 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.81. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 466 times and walking 176 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.04 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 23rd in the league and hitting .242 at home. The Rays on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 19th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .398. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.42 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 144.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .988 with 65 total errors, 1,424 assists and 3,885 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 88 errors, accumulating 1,247 assists and compiling 3,938 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 72-74 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 78-68 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/05/15 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/31)
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Tampa Bay Rays
09/18/15 SS Asdrubal Cabrera Knee out indefinitely
09/18/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26); out for season
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays
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