Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Jalen Beeks
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Alex Cobb for the Orioles and Jalen Beeks for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +147 and Tampa Bay at -157. The Orioles have a 63-73-5 over/under record and a 58-83-0 run line mark. The Rays are 80-60-0 against the run line and have a 60-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 63-73-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 58-83-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-74-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 80-60-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
09/08/18 P Alex Cobb Blister is questionable for next scheduled start Sunday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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
09/05/18 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 41-100 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 5-15 record with an earned run average of 4.97 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 100 strikeouts over his 150.1 innings pitched and he's given up 171 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 444 hitters and walked 250 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 5.21. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,367 base hits and 721 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 520 batters and struck out 1,037. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 5.00.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .239, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, 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 .241 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .299. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 502 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Orioles have 1,150 hits, including 212 doubles and 171 home runs. Baltimore has walked 368 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,226 times as a unit. They have left 900 men on base and have a team OPS of .692. They score 3.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 76-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.67, Jalen Beeks has a 4-1 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 39.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 592 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 633 batters and walked 246 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 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 3.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,062 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,215 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 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .354. He has 135 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 459 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .368 with an OPS+ of 103. Joey Wendle is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 124 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Rays as a unit have 1,219 base hits, including 233 doubles and 128 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,201 occasions. They have had 988 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 603 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +147
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