Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+193) Rays (-212)
Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays (19-11, 2nd in AL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (14-14, 4th in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The Orioles open this contest at +193 while the Rays are coming in at -212. The total is set at 9. The men taking the mound are Asher Wojciechowski and John Curtiss.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2020 Pedro Severino C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/25/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/21/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/24/2020 Kevin Kiermaier CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/24/2020 Charlie Morton SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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. Wojciechowski (9-15 career mark) has a FIP of 5.24 while he has faced 816 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.65 (115 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.409. He has allowed 197 hits (9.7 hits per nine innings) with 61 walks. Wojciechowski has taken the mound for 183 frames and has 181 punchouts thus far in 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 19th 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 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Hanser Alberto is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 35 hits this season in 115 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .461 and an OPS+ of 116. Chance Sisco is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .456. He has totaled 12 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 43 at bats. His OPS+ is 190 while his slugging percentage is at .605. 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
Curtiss (1-1 career mark) has a 5.29 earned run average while conceding 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.60 and he has faced 120 opposing batters during his career. In his pro baseball career, Curtiss has given up 28 base hits while accumulating 26 strikeouts in 27 frames. He has conceded a total of 16 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.397 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 147 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 275 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Kiermaier comes into this matchup batting .231 with an OBP of .326. He has 18 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 78 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .321 with an OPS+ of 82. Joey Wendle is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 21 hits in 73 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Rays as a unit have 244 base hits, including 60 doubles and 37 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 282 occasions. They have had 197 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 157 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+193)
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