Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles 7/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jalen Beeks vs. Kevin Gausman
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oriole Park on Saturday, July 28, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Jalen Beeks for the Rays and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -117 and Baltimore at +107. The Rays have a 43-56-4 over/under record and a 60-43-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 42-61-0 against the run line and have a 42-57-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 43-56-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 60-43-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 42-57-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 42-61-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/24/18 P Blake Snell Shoulder 10-day DL (07/20)
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
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)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 53-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jalen Beeks has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 12.79 and a WHIP of 2.37 this season. He has 5 strikeouts over his 6.1 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He's allowed 15.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 442 hitters and walked 177 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 785 base hits and 379 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 885. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 82 hits this season in 287 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 113. C.J. Cron is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 354 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Rays have 894 hits, including 168 doubles and 95 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 317 times so far this season and they have struck out 902 times as a unit. They have left 720 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 428 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 29-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.54, Kevin Gausman has a 4-8 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 117 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 130 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 334 batters and walked 168 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,005 base knocks and 495 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 359 hitters and struck out 786 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .307. He has 64 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 258 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .434 with an OPS+ of 104. Adam Jones is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .304. He has collected 110 hits in 397 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Orioles as a unit have 802 base hits, including 163 doubles and 121 homers. Baltimore has walked 277 times this year and they have struck out on 903 occasions. They have had 656 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 3.59 runs per game and totaled 370 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -117
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