Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+155) Tampa Bay (-200)
Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (55-38, 2nd in AL East) host the Baltimore Orioles (30-62, 5th in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. The line on this contest has the Orioles priced at +155 and the Rays are at -200. The total has been set at 7.5. The starting pitchers will be John Means and Shane McClanahan.
The Orioles have accumulated 151 doubles as a team and have knocked 102 balls out of the park. Baltimore is slugging .391 and have been called out on strikes 816 times, while being walked on 264 occasions. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 23rd in the league. They have accounted for 367 RBI's as well as 729 base knocks so far this season, and their batting average is at .237. They have racked up 379 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303.
The Orioles have an ERA of 5.56 on the year (30th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 766 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 327 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.83 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.48. Orioles pitchers have conceded 136 long balls in addition to 515 total runs (29th in baseball).
The Orioles bullpen have a save percentage of 51.7% and stepped onto the hill in 66 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 191 runners for the year with 37.7% of them earned a run for their team. Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 122 times in addition to having 96 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 312 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen have tallied 36 holds this season (28th in MLB). They have 15 saves this season and have blown 14 of 29 save chances.
The Orioles have converted 67.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,152 innings, ranking them 28th in professional baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for 2,384 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 753 assists and 43 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which puts them in 5th in pro baseball, and have earned 629 double plays.
Means has thrown 273 innings and has totaled 236 punch outs in his career. Means (18-17 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.55 and he has faced 1,097 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.53 (107 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.040. He has conceded 226 base hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 58 free passes.
Tampa Bay has hit 113 home runs for the season to go along with 431 runs batted in. They have notched 163 two-baggers, while taking a walk 353 times as well as putting up 454 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have a team on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a team batting average of .230 on the campaign. The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .396 and they are scoring 4.88 runs per game (9th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 949 occasions (1st in the league) and are sitting with 724 base knocks.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.146 in addition to having a FIP of 3.76 as a staff so far this season. They sit at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 702. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 375 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.59 (334 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.40 (873 strikeouts vs 257 walks). They have given up 106 homers and they concede 4.03 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.9% of 94 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 118 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with base runners. With 94 save situations, the Rays have tallied 55 holds and 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 4th in the league with a save rate of 70.3%, and they have sent 299 relievers to the mound this year. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 37 save opportunities and they have walked away with 26 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 77 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Rays have accrued 823 assists, 45 errors and have earned a total of 2,511 putouts on the season. In 7,533 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (6th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, McClanahan has allowed 55 base knocks while tallying 71 K's in 60 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 27 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.267 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 and he has gone up against 252 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. McClanahan (3-3 career record) is the owner of a 4.05 earned run average while allowing 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+155)
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