Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 5/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Faria vs. Kevin Gausman
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oriole Park on Friday, May 11, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Jake Faria for the Rays and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +120 and Baltimore at -130. The Rays have a 17-15-2 over/under record and a 18-16-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 13-23-0 against the run line and have a 17-19-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 17-15-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 18-16-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 17-19-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 13-23-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/09/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Head is "?" Friday vs Baltimore Orioles
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)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
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 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 15-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Faria has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.21 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 34.2 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 275 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 104 batters and struck out 294. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.83.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 31 hits this season in 95 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 134. C.J. Cron is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 129 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Rays have 300 hits, including 49 doubles and 32 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 297 times as a unit. They have left 243 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 9-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.30, Kevin Gausman has a 2-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 43.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 38 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 135 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 360 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 290 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .343 with an OBP of .428. He has 47 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .606 with an OPS+ of 182. Trey Mancini is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 34 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .376. The Orioles as a unit have 279 base hits, including 57 doubles and 38 homers. Baltimore has walked 109 times this year and they have struck out on 342 occasions. They have had 243 men left on base and have an OPS of .664. They have scored 3.53 runs per game and totaled 127 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +120
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