Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Monday, August 16, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+185) Tampa Bay (-250)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Josh Fleming and the Tampa Bay Rays (71-46, 1st in AL East) will play the Baltimore Orioles (38-77, 5th in AL East) on Monday. The Rays open this game at -250 while the Orioles are priced at +185. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Matt Harvey and Josh Fleming.
The Orioles have earned 193 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 138 balls out of the stadium. Baltimore is slugging .403 and have struck out 1,004 times, while drawing a walk on 317 occasions. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which is 24th in the league. They have earned 451 RBI's in addition to 921 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is at .239. They have tallied 471 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303.
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Orioles pitchers have conceded 174 home runs and 668 runs in total (30th in MLB). They have walked 409 batters and their FIP is 4.97 as a team so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.49. The Orioles have compiled a team earned run average of 5.78 on the year (30th in the league), and they have rung up 929 batters.
The Orioles have sent 393 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 236 base runners on the campaign with 38.6% of those players crossed home plate. They have tallied 18 saves so far this year and have not converted 17 of 35 save chances. The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 44 holds on the year (28th in the league). Orioles relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 146 times in addition to having 114 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Orioles have converted 67.6% of balls in play into outs out of 8,949 innings, which has them sitting 29th in the majors. The Baltimore Orioles have earned 2,983 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 944 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 6th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 789 double plays.
Harvey has thrown 942 innings and has racked up 850 K's during his MLB career. Harvey (50-63 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 3,991 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.36 (456 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.281. He has given up 938 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 269 free passes.
The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .415 and they are recording 5.16 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have tallied 202 doubles, while getting a free base 436 times as well as putting up 604 runs. Tampa Bay has accumulated 157 HRs so far this year as well as 571 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,168 occasions (1st in MLB) and have 938 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded an OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .236 this year.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.184 and have a FIP of 3.79 as a pitching staff for the year. They rank 12th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 917. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have yielded 490 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.77 (441 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.34 (1,099 strikeouts against 329 walks). They have surrendered 133 dingers and they relinquish 4.19 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball).
Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 30 saves. They are ranked 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 373 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 136 times in high leverage situations and on 94 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.3% out of their 116 inherited runners. Sitting with 112 save situations, the Rays have accrued 67 holds and also 13 blown saves.
Out of their 9,468 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (8th in baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 97 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in baseball). The Rays have racked up 996 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 3,156 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Fleming has allowed 120 base hits and he has 85 strikeouts in 123 frames. Fleming (14-6 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.39 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 60 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.260 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.43 and he has gone up against 516 opposing hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+185)
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