Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 5/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Ryne Stanek
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Saturday, May 26, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Ryne Stanek for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +125 and Tampa Bay at -135. The Orioles have a 24-25-1 over/under record and a 19-31-0 run line mark. The Rays are 26-22-0 against the run line and have a 24-21-3 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 24-25-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-31-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-21-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-22-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/24/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee is "?" Friday vs Tampa Bay Rays
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/09/18 P Darren O'Day Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 10-day DL (04/29)
04/26/18 SS Tim Beckham Groin 60-day DL (04/24)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/24/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 10-day DL (05/23)
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
05/17/18 CF Carlos Gomez Groin 10-day DL (05/16)
05/02/18 P Yonny Chirinos Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 16-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.72 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 50 strikeouts over his 55.1 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 167 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 497 base hits and 250 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 401. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .234, good for 24th in the league. The Orioles hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .335 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 65 hits this season in 194 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .634 and an OPS+ of 183. Trey Mancini is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 187 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Orioles have 401 hits, including 82 doubles and 62 home runs. Baltimore has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 461 times as a unit. They have left 328 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 4.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 201 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Ryne Stanek has a 0-0 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 5 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 177 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.26. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 378 base knocks and 202 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 153 hitters and struck out 395 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Rays hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .359. He has 41 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .393 with an OPS+ of 113. C.J. Cron is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 51 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Rays as a unit have 430 base hits, including 69 doubles and 46 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out on 417 occasions. They have had 343 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 206 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -135
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