Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+184) Rays (-200)
Chance Sisco and the Baltimore Orioles (14-14, 3rd in AL East) head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (19-10, 1st in AL East). The moneyline on this contest has the Orioles priced at +184 and the Rays are at -200. The O/U has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Tommy Milone and Tyler Glasnow.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/23/2020 Pedro Severino C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/23/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
8/21/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/18/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
8/8/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/24/2020 Charlie Morton SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2020 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/23/2020 Nick Anderson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/22/2020 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2020 Jose Alvarado RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/13/2020 Andrew Kittredge RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 14-14 overall record this season. Milone (51-50 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.63 while he has gone up against 3,838 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.46 (445 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.317. He has conceded 968 base hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 215 walks. Milone has taken the hill for 898 frames and is sitting with 673 K's during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 236 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 228. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Orioles hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Chance Sisco is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .456. He has 12 hits this season in 43 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .605 and an OPS+ of 190. Hanser Alberto is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 35 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Orioles have 250 hits, including 58 doubles and 41 home runs. Baltimore has walked 88 times so far this season and they have struck out 232 times as a unit. They have left 188 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 139 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
During his MLB career, Glasnow has given up 251 base hits while tallying 327 punchouts in 279 frames. He has surrendered a total of 143 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.391 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and he has gone up against 1,203 hitters in his career. Glasnow (10-18 career mark) has earned a 4.61 earned run average while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 248 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 37 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 265 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.20.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .355. He has 20 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .435 with an OPS+ of 119. Kevin Kiermaier is hitting .237 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 18 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .329. The Rays as a unit have 236 base hits, including 57 doubles and 35 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 277 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 5.28 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+184)
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