Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. Drew Smyly
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Wednesday to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable pitchers are Dylan Bundy for the Orioles and Drew Smyly for the Rays. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at -109 and Tampa Bay at -101. The over/under is 8. The Orioles have a 60-74-3 over/under mark and a 70-67-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rays are 61-75-0 against the run line and have a 67-62-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 75-62 record, and they are 30-37 on the road. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has a 8-5 record with an ERA of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 85 strikeouts during his 90.2 innings pitched and he has given up 87 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.4. 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 8.96 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.71 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.40. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,203 base hits and 591 earned runs. They have allowed 160 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,036. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 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 .304 and his on-base percentage is at .356. He has 164 hits this season along with 94 runs scored and 85 runs batted in. He's struck out 99 times and has walked 43 times. Adam Jones is hitting .279 and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 144 hits so far while scoring 78 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 30 times and has struck out 95 times. The Orioles have 1,217 hits, including 234 doubles and 215 home runs. They've stolen 16 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Baltimore has walked 390 times this season and they've struck out 1,123 times as a unit. They've left 895 men on base and have a team OPS of .769. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 643 runs so far this year.
Tampa Bay comes into this game with a 34-39 home mark and a 58-78 overall record. With an ERA of 4.94, Drew Smyly has a 6-11 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 155 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 151 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 384 times and walking 155 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 4.17. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,167 base knocks and 556 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 172 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 408 hitters and struck out 1,167. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Rays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309 which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 8.2 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 .281 and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 148 hits so far while he's scored 71 runs and drove in 85. He has earned a walk 39 times and has punched out 123 times. The Rays as a unit have 1,115 base hits, including 241 doubles and 181 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 33 times. Tampa Bay as a team has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out 1,225 times. They've had 886 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.24 runs per game and have totaled 576 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-74-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 70-67-0 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 67-62-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 61-75-0 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)
Tampa Bay Rays
09/05/16 SS Matt Duffy Achilles out for season
09/05/16 3B Evan Longoria Hand left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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