Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 9/2/2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Asher Wojciechowski vs. Ryan Yarbrough
Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (45-90, 5th in AL East) travel to Tropicana Field on Monday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (79-58, 2nd in AL East). The moneyline on this game has the Orioles coming in at +245 and the Rays are at -300. The total has been set at 8.5.
The Orioles have been a less than ideal play for MLB bettors, having gone 45-90-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 57.7% of the time, going 79-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a decent Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 67-58-10.
Baltimore is covering 34.3% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-44-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 53.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 36-31-0 SU.
The Rays have been a decent Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 65-64-8.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/1/2019 Shawn Armstrong RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
9/1/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/31/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
8/28/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/25/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/25/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
8/23/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 45-90 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has a 2-7 record with an earned run average of 5.12 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.12 and they have given up 588 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 512 hitters and walked 245 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.77. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,289 base hits and 765 earned runs. They have allowed 266 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 471 batters and struck out 1,037. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 5.71.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Trey Mancini is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 137 hits this season in 498 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 127. Jonathan Villar is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 524 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Orioles have 1,140 hits, including 210 doubles and 174 home runs. Baltimore has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,209 times as a unit. They have left 877 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 598 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 79-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Ryan Yarbrough has a 11-3 record and a 0.87 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He's allowing 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 569 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 665 batters and walked 230 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,085 base knocks and 507 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 1,351 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .340. He has 120 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 440 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .520 with an OPS+ of 125. Tommy Pham is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 130 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Rays as a unit have 1,208 base hits, including 247 doubles and 183 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 460 times this year and they have struck out on 1,263 occasions. They have had 974 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 642 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+245)
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