Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+150) Tampa Bay (-196)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (39-24, 1st in AL East) will play the Baltimore Orioles (22-39, 5th in AL East) on Friday. The Rays open this matchup at -196 while the Orioles are priced at +150. The over/under is set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Keegan Akin and Ryan Yarbrough.
As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 21st in the league. They have racked up 251 runs scored and have an OBP of .306. The Orioles have tallied 110 two-baggers as a team and have hit 67 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 241 RBI's and 492 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .242. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .403 and have struck out 521 times, while being walked on 173 occasions.
The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 4.97 this season (29th in the league), and they have struck out 532 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.37. Orioles pitchers have relinquished 96 long balls and also 310 runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 193 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.71 as a team on the season.
The Orioles have dispatched 209 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 base runners this season and 39.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 11 of 22 chances to save the game. The Orioles bullpen have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 30 holds for the season (14th in the league). Orioles bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 74 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have 1,581 putouts on the year, in addition to 491 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is at .987 which is 4th in pro baseball, and have earned 423 double plays. The Orioles have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of 4,743 innings, ranking them 23rd in professional baseball.
Akin has taken the mound for 45 innings and is sitting with 53 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.14 (21 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.336. He has given up 47 base knocks (9.3 hits per nine innings) with 14 free passes. Akin (1-2 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.26 while he has faced 199 batters in the majors.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for a team OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .229 on the season. They have struck out on 667 instances (1st in MLB) and have recorded 492 hits. Tampa Bay has knocked in 76 home runs over the course of the season and 297 RBIs. The Rays have a team SLG% of .392 and they earn 4.95 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have hit 110 doubles, while taking a walk 251 times and scoring 312 runs.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.127 and have a FIP of 3.69 as a squad on the campaign. They come in at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 468. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 237 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.32 (212 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.35 (600 strikeouts vs 179 walks). They have relinquished 70 HR's and they relinquish 3.71 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball).
Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 27 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves. They are ranked 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 70.4%, and they have sent 195 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 50 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of their 64 inherited runners. Sitting with 67 save situations, the Rays have compiled 40 holds and 8 blown saves.
Out of their 5,172 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (4th in professional baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 54 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .990 (2nd in MLB). The Rays have accrued 572 assists, 24 errors and have accumulated 1,724 putouts for the year.
Yarbrough (31-19 mark in his career) has earned a 3.94 earned run average and has surrendered 8.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.64 and he has gone up against 1,699 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 180 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.149 and having a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Yarbrough has given up 378 hits while accumulating 342 K's in 410 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+150)
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