Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, September 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.
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Tampa Bay opens at +103 while Baltimore opens at -113. The Rays have a 74-75-3 over/under record and a 72-80-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 70-83-0 against the run line and have a 76-73-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 74-75-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 72-80-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 76-73-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 70-83-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/19/2017 Xavier Cedeno RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/19/2017 Matt Duffy 3B Heel Out for the season
9/5/2017 Taylor Guerrieri SP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2017 Kevin Gadea RP Elbow Out for the season
8/22/2017 Jose De Leon SP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2017 Brandon Koch RP Arm Out for the season
8/4/2017 Andrew Bellatti RP Undisclosed Out for the season
7/13/2017 Colby Rasmus LF Personal Out for the season
5/19/2017 Shawn Tolleson RP Elbow Out for the season
3/13/2017 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/20/2017 Tim Beckham SS Mouth Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2017 Zach Britton RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Oct 1
9/20/2017 Manny Machado 3B Illness Probable for Sep 21
9/19/2017 Branden Kline SP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2017 Robert Andino 2B Suspension Suspended until Mar 1, 2018
9/1/2017 Natanael Delgado LF Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Johnny Giavotella 2B Undisclosed Out for the season
8/25/2017 Cody Sedlock SP Forearm Out for the season
4/18/2017 Dariel Alvarez RF Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 74-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 3.63 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 124 strikeouts over his 173.1 innings pitched and he's given up 166 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 463 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,241 base hits and 599 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,252. 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 .244, good for 27th in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 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 116 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 481 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Rays have 1,255 hits, including 213 doubles and 214 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 511 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,464 times as a unit. They have left 1,049 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 73-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.57, Ubaldo Jimenez has a 6-10 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 139.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 161 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 534 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 479 batters and walked 213 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 4.9. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,419 base knocks and 743 earned runs this season. They have given up 228 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 552 hitters and struck out 1,169 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 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 8th in the league. The Orioles hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .320. He has 164 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 582 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .464 with an OPS+ of 108. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 174 hits in 587 at bats while driving in 105 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Orioles as a unit have 1,398 base hits, including 256 doubles and 227 homers. Baltimore has walked 376 times this year and they have struck out on 1,318 occasions. They have had 986 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 715 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -113
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