Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 5/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Alex Cobb
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oriole Park on Saturday, May 12, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Chris Archer for the Rays and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -265 and Baltimore at +242. The Rays have a 17-15-2 over/under record and a 18-16-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 14-23-0 against the run line and have a 18-19-0 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 18-19-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 14-23-0 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 Chris Archer has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.32 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 45.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 10.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. 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 14th 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 25th 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 3.82.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th 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 133. 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 115 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 10-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.61, Alex Cobb has a 0-4 record and a 2.03 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 23.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He's allowing 16 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 140 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 370 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 125 hitters and struck out 295 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 24th in the league. The Orioles hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .350 with an OBP of .439. He has 49 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .629 with an OPS+ of 190. Trey Mancini is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 37 hits in 138 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Orioles as a unit have 293 base hits, including 61 doubles and 41 homers. Baltimore has walked 112 times this year and they have struck out on 348 occasions. They have had 248 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 138 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -265
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