Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+170) Tampa Bay (-222)
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (38-78, 5th in AL East) are headed to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (71-47, 1st in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Orioles coming in at +170 and the Rays are at -222. The total has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are John Means and Drew Rasmussen.
As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which has them at 25th in the league. They have racked up 473 runs while holding a team OBP of .303. The Orioles have recorded 194 doubles as a team and have hit 138 balls out of the stadium. They have 452 runs batted in and 927 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average is sitting at .239. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .401 and have been called out on strikes 1,013 times, while taking a walk on 321 occasions.
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The Orioles have a team earned run average of 5.78 on the season (30th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 934 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.25 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.50. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 175 home runs in addition to 674 total runs (30th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 415 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.97 as a squad for the year.
The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 51.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 80 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 239 base runners for the year and 39.3% of those players crossed home plate. Orioles relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 147 times as well as having 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 397 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have racked up 44 holds on the season (28th in MLB). They have earned 18 saves on the year and have blown 17 of their 35 save opportunities.
The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 3,007 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 950 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball, and have 797 double plays. The Orioles have turned 67.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,021 innings on the diamond, ranking them 29th in baseball.
Means (19-19 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.68 and he has gone up against 1,217 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 258 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 62 free passes. His ERA is 3.72 (124 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.067. Means has taken the hill for 300 innings and has earned 254 punch outs in his MLB career.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a team on-base percentage of .317 in addition to a batting average of .236 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,174 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have earned a total of 945 hits. Tampa Bay has accounted for 159 home runs this year and 575 RBIs. The Rays have a SLG% of .415 and they have an average of 5.15 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have put up 204 two-baggers, while walking 439 times and earning 608 runs.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.188 and have a FIP of 3.80 as a pitching staff this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.28 (1,108 strikeouts vs 338 free passes). They rank 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 921. They have surrendered 133 homers and they concede 4.20 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 495 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.78 (445 earned runs allowed).
With 112 save situations, the Rays have 67 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 43 save chances and they have earned 30 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 138 times in high leverage situations and on 95 occasions with runners on base. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 30.5% out of 118 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 378 relievers to the mound for the year.
Out of their 9,543 innings played, the Rays have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (9th in professional baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 98 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (8th in MLB). The Rays have 1,006 assists, 61 errors and have accounted for 3,181 putouts for the year.
Thus far in his career, Rasmussen has surrendered 53 base hits while tallying 75 K's in 58 innings. He has conceded 29 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.423 and having a FIP of 3.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.50 and he has faced 256 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Rasmussen (2-1 career mark) is the owner of a 4.47 ERA while surrendering 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+170)
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