Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks 5/3/2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Glasnow vs. Dan Straily
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Oriole Park on Friday, May 3, 2019 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Tyler Glasnow for the Rays and Dan Straily for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at -190 and Baltimore at +178. The Rays have a 13-16-1 over/under record and a 19-11-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 13-19-0 against the run line and have a 19-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 13-16-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 19-11-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 19-12-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 13-19-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/26/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist 10-day IL (04/25)
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/27)
04/12/19 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day IL (04/10)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 19-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has a 5-0 record with an earned run average of 1.75 and a WHIP of 0.94 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 146 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 214 base hits and 95 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 291. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .406. He has 32 hits this season in 110 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 134. Brandon Lowe is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Rays have 261 hits, including 54 doubles and 37 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 113 times so far this season and they have struck out 288 times as a unit. They have left 221 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.63 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 11-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Dan Straily has a 1-1 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.27 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 130 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.89. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 311 base knocks and 183 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 246 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 6.19.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Orioles hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .342 with an OBP of .397. He has 39 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .596 with an OPS+ of 166. Jonathan Villar is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 36 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Orioles as a unit have 269 base hits, including 49 doubles and 35 homers. Baltimore has walked 91 times this year and they have struck out on 276 occasions. They have had 217 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 136 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +178
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