Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-145) Baltimore (+135)
Luis Patino and the Tampa Bay Rays (23-19, 4th in AL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (17-23, 5th in AL East). The moneyline on this matchup has the Rays priced at -145 and the Orioles are at +135. The over/under opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Luis Patino and Matt Harvey.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 13th in MLB. They have accounted for 185 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .306. The Rays have accounted for 79 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 44 balls out of the park. They have 173 RBI's and 318 hits this year, and their team batting average is .226. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 438 times, while taking a walk on 143 occasions.
Rays pitchers have conceded 42 long balls and 165 runs in total (12th in baseball). They have walked 115 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.58 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.12. The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.55 over the course of the season (7th in MLB), and they have struck out 387 hitters.
Rays pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 32 times in addition to having 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 27 holds on the season (5th in baseball). The Rays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 45 save situations. They have accumulated 12 saves on the year and have not converted 6 of their 18 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 38 base runners on the campaign and 28.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Rays have dispatched 127 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Rays have turned 71.3% of balls in play into outs in their 3,402 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 8th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for 1,134 putouts thus far, in addition to 362 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate is at .989 which is 3rd in pro baseball, and have a total of 262 double plays.
Patino has pitched in 29 innings and has earned 34 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.72 (12 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.379. He has given up 24 base hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 16 walks. Patino (2-1 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.93 while he has gone up against 128 hitters in the major leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an on-base percentage of .294 in addition to a batting average of .231 on the year. They have been rung up on 340 instances (20th in MLB) and have recorded 307 hits. Baltimore has hit 39 home runs this year to go along with 147 RBIs. The Orioles have a SLG% of .375 and they earn 3.85 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have 66 doubles, while getting a free base 112 times and recording 154 runs.
The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 177 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.26 (166 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 54 dingers and they relinquish 4.54 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.262 and have a FIP of 4.40 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.72 (337 strikeouts against 124 walks). They come in at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 319.
Baltimore has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save chances and they have converted 9 saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 139 bullpen pitchers onto the field this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 54 times in high leverage situations in addition to 55 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of their 84 inherited runners. With 44 save situations, the Orioles have tallied 25 holds and also 9 blown saves.
Out of their 3,159 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (11th in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 24 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in pro baseball). The Orioles have accrued 335 assists, 20 errors and have 1,053 putouts for the season.
Harvey (47-55 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.17 earned run average while surrendering 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.23 and he has faced 3,692 batters during his MLB career. He has allowed 407 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.253 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Harvey has conceded 852 hits while totaling 801 punch outs in 878 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+135)
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