Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+235) Tampa Bay (-323)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (38-80, 5th in AL East) head to Tropicana Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (73-47, 1st in AL East). The Rays open this contest at -323 while the Orioles are priced at +235. The O/U opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jorge Lopez and Shane McClanahan.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .398 and have been called out on strikes 1,028 times, while taking a walk on 325 occasions. They have amassed 454 runs batted in as well as 938 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is .238. The Orioles have compiled 197 doubles as a unit and have knocked 138 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 475 runs while holding a team OBP of .302. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are earning 4.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 26th in MLB.
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The Orioles have a team earned run average of 5.83 so far this year (30th in the league), and their staff has rung up 951 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 419 players from the other team and their FIP is 5.03 as a unit on the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.50. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 183 long balls in addition to 693 total runs (30th in the league).
Orioles relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 151 times and also have had 114 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 44 holds for the season (28th in the league). The Orioles bullpen have earned a save percentage of 51.4% and has entered the game in 80 save situations. They have tallied 18 saves over the course of the season and have blown 17 out of their 35 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 243 runners for the season with 39.5% of them crossed the plate. The Orioles have dispatched 404 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 3,055 putouts for the season, as well as 962 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 7th in MLB, and they have turned 812 double plays. The Orioles have turned 67.5% of balls in play into outs in their 9,165 innings on the field, ranking them 29th in baseball.
Lopez (12-30 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.13 while he has faced 1,522 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 393 hits (10.4 hits per nine innings) and has 134 free passes. His earned run average is 6.07 (229 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.552. Lopez has taken the ball for 339 innings and has totaled 285 K's so far in his pro baseball career.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a team OBP of .317 as well as a batting average of .237 on the year. They have been rung up on 1,191 instances (2nd in baseball) and have earned 968 base knocks. Tampa Bay has hit 167 home runs over the course of the season as well as 593 RBIs. The Rays hold a team slugging % of .421 and they are scoring 5.22 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have recorded 208 two-baggers, while taking a walk 443 times and putting up 627 runs.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.182 and have a FIP of 3.77 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.28 (1,123 strikeouts vs 342 walks). They are currently ranked 11th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 932. They have given up 133 long balls and they yield 4.15 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 497 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.73 (447 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Rays have accumulated 67 holds and 13 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 30 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 138 times in high leverage situations and also on 96 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 120 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 69.8%, and they have dispatched 382 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in baseball). The Rays have recorded 1,024 assists, 61 errors and have earned a total of 3,235 putouts for the season. In 9,705 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in pro baseball).
McClanahan (7-4 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.73 ERA while allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.50 and he has gone up against 377 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 37 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.287 and a FIP of 3.5. During his MLB career, McClanahan has allowed 85 hits while tallying 105 strikeouts in 89 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-323) and under 8.5 runs
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