Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 4/18/2019
Thursday, April 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Ryan Yarbrough
The Baltimore Orioles visit Tropicana Field on Thursday, April 18, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +106 and Tampa Bay at -116. The Orioles have a 11-7-0 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Rays are 13-4-0 against the run line and have a 5-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 11-7-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 7-11-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-11-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-4-0 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)
04/01/19 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 7-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.62 this season. He has 9 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.96 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .299 against the bullpen and they've struck out 69 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.9. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 171 base hits and 103 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 68 batters and struck out 128. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 6.39.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .229, good for 20th in the league. The Orioles hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 21 hits this season in 74 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 118. Trey Mancini is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 188 while his slugging percentage is at .676. The Orioles have 139 hits, including 26 doubles and 17 home runs. Baltimore has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 151 times as a unit. They have left 110 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 81 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 13-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.82, Ryan Yarbrough has a 2-1 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 7 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 69 batters and walked 22 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.41. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 112 base knocks and 41 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 40 hitters and struck out 173 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 0.99 while their FIP as a staff is 2.76.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Ji-Man Choi comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .333. He has 15 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 94. Tommy Pham is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .395. He has collected 16 hits in 61 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .361. The Rays as a unit have 155 base hits, including 31 doubles and 21 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 168 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 82 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +106
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