Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Tuesday to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +110 and Tampa Bay at -120. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Orioles have a 6-10-1 over/under record and a 10-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 59% of the time. The Rays are 8-10-0 against the run line and have a 5-10-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 11-6 record, including 4-5 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.59. He has 20 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he has given up 19 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 1.72 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the bullpen while being struck out 59 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.73 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 140 base hits and 63 earned runs. They have allowed 12 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 128. They walk 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.57.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .275, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .267 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in baseball with 9.29 hits per game. Chris Davis comes into this game hitting .230 and his on-base percentage is at .382. He has 14 hits this season along with 17 runs scored and 13 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 15 times. Manny Machado is hitting .380 and he has an on-base percentage of .436. He has totaled 27 hits so far while scoring 16 runs and he's driven in 11. He has walked 6 times and has struck out 14 times. The Orioles have 158 hits, including 34 doubles and 27 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 3 times. Baltimore has walked 55 times this season and they've struck out 141 times as a unit. They've left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .814. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 81 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this matchup with a 5-5 home record and a 8-10 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.97, Jake Odorizzi has a 0-1 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 22.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 25 hits. He has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.94 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 46 times and walking 15 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.47 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 142 base knocks and 62 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 167. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .213 average at home. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.5 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .291. He has 19 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 9 RBI. He's struck out 14 times and has walked on 4 occasions. Logan Forsythe is hitting .303 and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 20 hits so far while he's scored 12 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 7 times and has punched out 18 times. The Rays as a unit have 135 base hits, including 30 doubles and 23 homers. They have 8 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 6 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out 169 times. They've had 113 men left on base and have an OPS of .687. They score 3.61 runs per game and have totaled 65 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 10-7-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-10-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-10-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
03/31/16 3B Jimmy Paredes Wrist 15-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Kevin Gausman Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Tampa Bay Rays
04/10/16 P Chase Whitley Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Brad Boxberge Abdominal 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Alex Cobb Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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