Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+190) Tampa Bay (-256)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (22-39, 5th in AL East) go to Tropicana Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (39-24, 1st in AL East). The Orioles open this matchup at +190 while the Rays are coming in at -256. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jorge Lopez and Rich Hill.
Baltimore has a slugging % of .403 and have been rung up 521 times, while taking a walk on 173 occasions. They have recorded 241 RBI's as well as 492 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is .242. The Orioles have tallied 110 doubles as a team and have hit 67 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 251 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .306. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which is 21st in MLB.
The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 4.97 for the year (29th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 532 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. Orioles pitchers have conceded 96 home runs in addition to 310 runs in total (25th in the league). They have walked 193 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.72 as a team over the course of the season.
The Orioles bullpen have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 53 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 110 runners for the season and 39.1% of them ended up crossing the plate. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 74 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 209 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have 30 holds so far this year (15th in baseball). They have accumulated 11 saves this year and have blown 11 out of their 22 chances to get a save.
The Baltimore Orioles have a tally of 1,581 putouts thus far, as well as 491 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .987 which ranks 4th in MLB, and they have turned 423 double plays. The Orioles have turned 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,743 innings on the field, ranking them 23rd in MLB.
Lopez has taken the hill for 284 frames and has earned 239 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 5.89 (186 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.488. He has given up 316 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) with 107 walks. Lopez (11-23 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.13 and he has faced 1,258 hitters in the major leagues.
The Rays have a slugging percentage of .392 and they score 4.95 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have 110 two-baggers, while getting a free base 251 times as well as putting up 312 runs. Tampa Bay is sitting with 76 HRs so far this year and 297 runs batted in. They have struck out on 667 occasions (1st in MLB) and have earned a total of 492 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a team batting average of .229 on the year.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.127 with a FIP of 3.69 as a squad so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.35 (600 strikeouts against 179 walks). They are sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 468. They have surrendered 70 long balls and they surrender 3.71 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 237 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.32 (212 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay has called on relievers to take the mound in 27 save chances and they have tallied 19 saves. They rank 7th in baseball with a save percentage of 70.4%, and they have dispatched 195 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 50 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of their 64 inherited runners. Sitting with 67 save situations, the Rays have tallied 40 holds in addition to 8 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 54 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in the majors). The Rays have accrued 572 assists, 24 errors and have notched a total of 1,724 putouts this year. Out of their 5,172 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a efficiency on defense of 71.7% (4th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Hill has allowed 844 hits and he has 1,098 punch outs in 1,038 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 432 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.208 and having a FIP of 3.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.68 and he has faced 4,336 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Hill (72-46 mark in his career) has earned a 3.75 earned run average while giving up 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+190)
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