Sunday, September 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman (3-6) vs. Jake Odorizzi (8-8)
The Tampa Bay Rays welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Tropicana Field on Sunday. The Orioles send Kevin Gausman to the mound to face Jake Odorizzi of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +112 and Tampa Bay at -122. The over/under was set at 5. The Orioles, with a 72-75 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 66-73 over/under record. The Rays are 79-68 against the run line and have a 67-70 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 72-75 record, including 28-45 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman holds a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.24. The Orioles are 6-8 over his 93.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 91 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 4-9 in his starts. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 412 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.10. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen while being struck out 469 times and walking 169 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.83 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.65 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09.
Baltimore is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .236 away from home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .307, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game and Manny Machado leads the team with 166.
With a 35-38 home record, Tampa Bay will hope to improve on their 71-76 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.26, Jake Odorizzi will come into this game holding a 8-8 record and a 1.11 WHIP. The Rays have a record of 12-13 over the 151.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 130 hits. Against the over/under, the Rays are 9-16 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 435 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.80. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 469 times and walking 177 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.54 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70.
They are batting .250 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .244 at home. The Rays on-base percentage sits at .313, which puts them at 16th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .400. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.46 hits per game and Logan Forsythe leads the team with 144.
In terms of team defense, the Orioles have a fielding percentage of .988 with 65 total errors, 1,435 assists and 3,909 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 88 errors, accumulating 1,259 assists and compiling 3,965 put outs.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 72-75 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-70 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 79-68 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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