Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: David Hess vs. Yonny Chirinos
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are David Hess for the Orioles and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +130 and Tampa Bay at -140. The Orioles have a 11-6-0 over/under record and a 7-10-0 run line mark. The Rays are 12-4-0 against the run line and have a 5-10-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-6-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-10-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-10-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 12-4-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
04/09/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 C Austin Wynns Oblique 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/16/19 P Blake Snell Toe 10-day IL (04/16)
04/16/19 SS Willy Adames Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Baltimore Orioles
04/01/19 2B Joey Wendle Hamstring 10-day IL (03/31)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 7-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Hess has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 0.90 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 19 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.12 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .300 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 35 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.98. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 165 base hits and 99 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 119. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 6.50.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .230, good for 22nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 21 hits this season in 70 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 130. Trey Mancini is hitting .343 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .400. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 197 while his slugging percentage is at .701. The Orioles have 132 hits, including 25 doubles and 17 home runs. Baltimore has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 147 times as a unit. They have left 106 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 79 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 12-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Yonny Chirinos has a 2-0 record and a 0.98 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 11 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 68 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.44. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 105 base knocks and 39 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 169 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 2.79.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Ji-Man Choi comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .322. He has 14 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .340 with an OPS+ of 85. Tommy Pham is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 16 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .379. The Rays as a unit have 149 base hits, including 30 doubles and 20 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 159 occasions. They have had 135 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 78 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +130
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