Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 9/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Gabriel Ynoa
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Oriole Park on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Andriese for the Rays and Gabriel Ynoa for the Orioles.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +106 and Baltimore at -116. The Rays have a 73-75-3 over/under mark and a 71-80-0 run line record. The Orioles are 70-82-0 against the run line and have a 75-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 73-75-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 71-80-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 75-73-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 70-82-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 73-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Andriese has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.44 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 65 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 442 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 460 hitters and walked 188 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,236 base hits and 598 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 470 batters and struck out 1,244. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .243, good for 27th in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 154 hits this season in 555 at bats with 60 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 118. Logan Morrison is hitting .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Rays have 1,245 hits, including 213 doubles and 213 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 504 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,457 times as a unit. They have left 1,041 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 636 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 73-79 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.18, Gabriel Ynoa has a 1-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 11 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 528 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 475 batters and walked 210 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,409 base knocks and 734 earned runs this season. They have given up 226 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,161 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Orioles hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .318. He has 162 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 579 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 107. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 174 hits in 584 at bats while driving in 105 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .519. The Orioles as a unit have 1,392 base hits, including 254 doubles and 227 homers. Baltimore has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,304 occasions. They have had 981 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 715 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +106
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