Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 8/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Jake Faria
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Jake Faria for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +177 and Tampa Bay at -188. The Orioles have a 50-58-4 over/under record and a 47-65-0 run line mark. The Rays are 63-49-0 against the run line and have a 49-59-4 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 50-58-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-65-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-59-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-49-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/05/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria None has been released
08/04/18 CF Tommy Pham Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 34-78 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 3-10 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 86 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 128 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,092 base hits and 550 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 856. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mark Trumbo is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 76 hits this season in 290 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 113. Adam Jones is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 429 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Orioles have 908 hits, including 179 doubles and 137 home runs. Baltimore has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 969 times as a unit. They have left 713 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 3.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 438 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 56-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.26, Jake Faria has a 4-3 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 51.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 496 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 871 base knocks and 434 earned runs this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 369 hitters and struck out 968 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Mallex Smith comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .369. He has 94 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 314 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 122. C.J. Cron is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 95 hits in 380 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Rays as a unit have 969 base hits, including 180 doubles and 103 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 355 times this year and they have struck out on 969 occasions. They have had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 471 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -188
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