Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+175) Rays (-190)
Anthony Santander and the Baltimore Orioles (14-15, 4th in AL East) head to Tropicana Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (20-11, 1st in AL East). The Orioles open this contest at +175 while the Rays are coming in at -190. The O/U is set at 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be John Means and Ryan Yarbrough.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/26/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/26/2020 Pedro Severino C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/26/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/25/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/21/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
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
8/26/2020 Jalen Beeks RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/26/2020 Nick Anderson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/24/2020 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/24/2020 Charlie Morton SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 14-15 overall record this season. Means has taken the hill for 169 innings and has accumulated 133 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.21 (79 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.160. He has given up 156 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 40 free passes. Means (12-13 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.61 while he has gone up against 701 hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 138 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 243 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 41 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 237. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Anthony Santander is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 33 hits this season in 119 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .639 and an OPS+ of 155. Hanser Alberto is hitting .311 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 119 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Orioles have 257 hits, including 58 doubles and 42 home runs. Baltimore has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 247 times as a unit. They have left 194 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 141 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 20-11 overall mark this year. Yarbrough (27-14 career win-loss record) has a 4.06 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.37 and he has gone up against 1,323 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Thus far in his career, Yarbrough has allowed 292 hits while totaling 266 K's in 319 innings. He has allowed 144 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.163 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 149 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 262 base knocks and 121 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 97 hitters and struck out 290 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 14th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .393. He has 31 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 105 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .657 with an OPS+ of 186. Yoshi Tsutsugo is hitting .184 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 14 hits in 76 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .368. The Rays as a unit have 251 base hits, including 61 doubles and 39 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 291 occasions. They have had 206 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5.19 runs per game and totaled 161 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays (-190)
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