Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: David Hess vs. Ryan Yarbrough
The Baltimore Orioles head to Tropicana Field on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are David Hess for the Orioles and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +115 and Tampa Bay at -125. The Orioles have a 62-73-5 over/under mark and a 58-82-0 run line record. The Rays are 79-60-0 against the run line and have a 59-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 62-73-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-82-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 59-74-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 79-60-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/31/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee 10-day DL (08/20); is out for season
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
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
09/06/18 CF Tommy Pham Groin is questionable Friday vs Baltimore Orioles
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
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 41-99 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Hess has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 5.27 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 55 strikeouts over his 82 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 508 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 441 hitters and walked 244 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.14. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,357 base hits and 707 earned runs. They have allowed 199 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 509 batters and struck out 1,031. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .317. He has 147 hits this season in 515 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 104. Trey Mancini is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 499 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Orioles have 1,144 hits, including 212 doubles and 170 home runs. Baltimore has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,211 times as a unit. They have left 897 men on base and have a team OPS of .693. They score 3.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 544 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 75-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Ryan Yarbrough has a 13-5 record and a 1.23 WHIP this season. He has 112 strikeouts over the 129.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 118 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 591 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 627 batters and walked 246 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,056 base knocks and 508 earned runs this season. They have given up 133 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,200 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .354. He has 135 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 456 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .371 with an OPS+ of 103. Joey Wendle is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 123 hits in 414 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Rays as a unit have 1,209 base hits, including 232 doubles and 124 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 439 times this year and they have struck out on 1,195 occasions. They have had 982 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 589 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -125
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