Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Rays (-220) Orioles (+184)
Oriole Park is the site where Anthony Santander and the Baltimore Orioles (2-3, 5th in AL East) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (4-3, 2nd in AL East) on Saturday. The Orioles open this contest at +184 while the Rays are priced at -220. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Glasnow and Wade LeBlanc.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/31/2020 Austin Meadows RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/30/2020 Ji-Man Choi 1B Shoulder Probable for Jul 31
7/30/2020 Randy Arozarena CF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/30/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Probable for Jul 31
7/30/2020 Chris Davis 1B Undisclosed Probable for Jul 31
7/23/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/23/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
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 4-3 overall record this season. Glasnow (10-17 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.19 and he has gone up against 1,123 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.48 (130 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.374. He has surrendered 233 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has 126 free passes. Glasnow has thrown 261 innings and is sitting with 301 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 40 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.34. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 55 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 76. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 11 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 2.98.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .219, good for 23rd in the league. The Rays hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7 hits per game. Hunter Renfroe is hitting .174 with an on-base percentage of .208. He has 4 hits this season in 23 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 78. Kevin Kiermaier is hitting .190 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .227. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 47 while his slugging percentage is at .286. The Rays have 49 hits, including 11 doubles and 7 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 32 times so far this season and they have struck out 61 times as a unit. They have left 40 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 5.43 runs per contest and have scored a total of 38 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
LeBlanc (46-47 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.47 earned run average and has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.45 and he has faced 3,676 opposing hitters in his career. So far in his career, LeBlanc has surrendered 898 base hits while earning 633 punchouts in 865 innings. He has allowed a total of 430 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.336 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 7.16. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 50 base knocks and 35 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 15 hitters and struck out 48 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 20th in the league. The Orioles hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Anthony Santander comes into this matchup batting .167 with an OBP of .250. He has 3 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 92. Renato Nunez is hitting .200 this season and he has an OBP of .238. He has collected 4 hits in 20 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 64 and a slugging percentage of .350. The Orioles as a unit have 37 base hits, including 12 doubles and 7 homers. Baltimore has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 35 occasions. They have had 29 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 25 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays (-220)
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