Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Richards vs. Ty Blach
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (74-54, 2nd in AL East) travel to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (41-86, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this matchup at +160 while the Rays are priced at -170. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rays have been a great choice for baseball bettors, having gone 73-54-0 SU. Baltimore covers 31.8% of the time, going 40-86-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a decent Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 59-60-8.
The Rays are covering 63.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 40-23-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 30.2% of the time at Oriole Park, going 19-44-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a dicey Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 63-53-10.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/21/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/20/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/20/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/16/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/14/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/14/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/9/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
7/29/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/12/2019 Dwight Smith LF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/1/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 74-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Richards has a 3-12 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 109 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 627 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 999 base hits and 458 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 361 batters and struck out 1,283. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.61.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .252, good for 15th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 117 hits this season in 442 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .452 and an OPS+ of 119. Austin Meadows is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 402 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .517. The Rays have 1,126 hits, including 230 doubles and 169 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 437 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,181 times as a unit. They have left 918 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 597 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 41-86 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 12.06, Ty Blach has a 0-1 record and a 2.30 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 15.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 26 hits. He's allowing 14.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.31 and they have given up 567 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 485 batters and walked 236 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 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 5.9. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,223 base knocks and 736 earned runs this season. They have given up 258 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 977 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 5.81.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 21st in the league. The Orioles hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Jonathan Villar comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .349. He has 137 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 493 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 112. Trey Mancini is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 129 hits in 473 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Orioles as a unit have 1,067 base hits, including 197 doubles and 162 homers. Baltimore has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 1,146 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.37 runs per game and totaled 555 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays (-170)
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