Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles MLB Picks 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. John Means
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (75-54, 2nd in AL East) travel to Oriole Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (41-87, 5th in AL East). The Rays open this contest at -192 while the Orioles are coming in at +180. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Rays have been awful for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 75-54-0 SU. The Orioles are covering 32.0% of the time, going 41-87-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a pretty good Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 60-61-8.
The Rays are covering 64.1% of the time as a visitor, having gone 41-23-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles are covering 30.8% of the time at Oriole Park, going 20-45-0 SU.
The Orioles have been an inconsistent Under choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 63-55-10.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/22/2019 Joey Wendle 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/22/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Out for the season
8/20/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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
8/1/2019 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 75-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 630 hitters and walked 210 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 3.51. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,005 base hits and 459 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 363 batters and struck out 1,291. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.16 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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. Austin Meadows is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 113 hits this season in 406 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .527 and an OPS+ of 128. Tommy Pham is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 446 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .451. The Rays have 1,134 hits, including 232 doubles and 171 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 442 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,187 times as a unit. They have left 927 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 602 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 41-87 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, John Means has a 8-9 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 88 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.32 and they have given up 571 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 489 batters and walked 238 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 5.89. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,231 base knocks and 741 earned runs this season. They have given up 260 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 983 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 5.82.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 .244, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .343. He has 130 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 477 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 126. Jonathan Villar is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 137 hits in 497 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Orioles as a unit have 1,072 base hits, including 199 doubles and 162 homers. Baltimore has walked 360 times this year and they have struck out on 1,154 occasions. They have had 837 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.35 runs per game and totaled 557 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays (-192)
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