Tuesday, September 6, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Orioles and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +125 and Tampa Bay at -135. The over/under is 8.5. The Orioles have a 59-74-3 over/under mark and a 69-67-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rays are 61-74-0 against the run line and have a 66-62-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 74-62 record, and they are 29-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 4-7 record with an ERA of 5.62 and a WHIP of 1.62. He has 65 strikeouts during his 97.2 innings pitched and he has given up 106 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.31. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have allowed 428 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the pen while they've been struck out 421 times and walked 184 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 9.01 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.72 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.41. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,201 base hits and 588 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 473 batters and struck out 1,030. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .260, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .255 average on the road. The Orioles have a .450 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.89 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .305 and his on-base percentage is at .357. He has 163 hits this season along with 94 runs scored and 85 runs batted in. He's struck out 98 times and has walked 43 times. Adam Jones is hitting .280 and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 143 hits so far while scoring 77 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 95 times. The Orioles have 1,208 hits, including 232 doubles and 214 home runs. They've stolen 15 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Baltimore has walked 388 times this season and they've struck out 1,113 times as a unit. They've left 891 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 636 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 34-38 home mark and a 58-77 overall record. With an ERA of 3.56, Jake Odorizzi has a 9-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 146 strikeouts over the 161.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 148 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 381 times and walking 154 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.75 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.75 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,158 base knocks and 549 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 1,157. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .236 average at home. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.24 hits per contest. Logan Forsythe comes into this matchup batting .283 and he has an OBP of .353. He has 115 hits this year along with 66 runs scored and 46 RBI. He's struck out 95 times and has walked on 39 occasions. Evan Longoria is hitting .282 and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 148 hits so far while he's scored 70 runs and drove in 85. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 123 times. The Rays as a unit have 1,113 base hits, including 241 doubles and 180 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out 1,219 times. They've had 885 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 573 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 59-74-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 69-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-62-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/01/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 60-day DL (7/21)
08/24/16 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/21)
08/13/16 P Darren O'Day Shoulder 15-day DL (8/12)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Tampa Bay Rays
08/07/16 LF Desmond Jennings Knee 15-day DL (8/3); out for season
08/07/16 P Enny Romero Back 15-day DL (8/4)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays
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