Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Rays (-190) Orioles (+163)
Renato Nunez and the Baltimore Orioles (3-3, 2nd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (4-4, 3rd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Rays priced at -190 and the Orioles are at +163. The over/under is set at 10. The starting pitchers will be Yonny Chirinos and Tommy Milone.
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 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
7/31/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/31/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Probable for Aug 1
7/31/2020 Chris Davis 1B Illness Probable for Aug 1
7/23/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/23/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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 4-4 overall record this season. Chirinos has taken the ball for 227 innings and is sitting with 193 K's in his career. His earned run average is 3.65 (92 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.123. He has allowed 200 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has 55 free passes. Chirinos (14-10 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.05 while going up against 917 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 14 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 7.0 hits per game. Kevin Kiermaier is hitting .190 with an on-base percentage of .227. He has 4 hits this season in 21 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .286 and an OPS+ of 47. Hunter Renfroe is hitting .174 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .208. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 23 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .435. 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
Milone (50-48 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.49 earned run average and has given up 9.7 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.04 and he has gone up against 3,748 opposing hitters so far in his career. In his career, Milone has allowed 943 hits while totaling 653 punchouts in 877 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 438 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.86 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 33 batters and walked 11 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. Renato Nunez comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .238. He has 4 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 20 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .350 with an OPS+ of 64. Anthony Santander is hitting .167 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 3 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .444. 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 (-190)
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