Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/18/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Rays (-195) Orioles (+179)
José Iglesias and the Baltimore Orioles (22-27, 4th in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (31-18, 1st in AL East) at Oriole Park on Friday. The Orioles open this game at +179 while the Rays are priced at -195. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Tyler Glasnow and Alex Cobb.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/17/2020 Austin Meadows LF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/16/2020 Mike Zunino C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/16/2020 Cody Reed RP Finger Out for the season
9/13/2020 Ji-Man Choi 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/11/2020 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/4/2020 Jose Alvarado RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Jalen Beeks RP Elbow Out for the season
8/29/2020 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Out for the season
8/22/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2020 Andrew Kittredge RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
9/16/2020 Shawn Armstrong RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/14/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/12/2020 Anthony Santander RF Oblique Out for the season
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 31-18 overall record this season. Glasnow has taken the hill for 304 innings and has earned 365 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.50 (152 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.352. He has surrendered 268 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 143 walks. Glasnow (13-18 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 1,303 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 223 hitters and walked 78 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 401 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 448. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.07.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .240, good for 21st in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yoshi Tsutsugo is hitting .190 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 23 hits this season in 121 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 98. Brandon Lowe is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .359. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Rays have 392 hits, including 94 doubles and 67 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 488 times as a unit. They have left 346 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.96 runs per contest and have scored a total of 243 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his career, Cobb has allowed 883 base knocks while accumulating 709 punchouts in 904 frames. He has given up 392 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.267 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His SO/W ratio is 2.71 and he has faced 3,794 batters during his pro baseball career. Cobb (54-56 career mark) holds a 3.90 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 92 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 399 base knocks and 208 earned runs this season. They have given up 66 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 159 hitters and struck out 388 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Orioles hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. José Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .381 with an OBP of .402. He has 48 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 148. Renato Nunez is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .314. He has collected 44 hits in 176 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Orioles as a unit have 427 base hits, including 84 doubles and 66 homers. Baltimore has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 421 occasions. They have had 321 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 232 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays (-195)
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