Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-120) Baltimore (-105)
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (17-23, 5th in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (23-19, 3rd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Wednesday. The Orioles open this contest at -105 while the Rays are coming in at -120. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Rich Hill and John Means.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 13th in the league. They have racked up 185 runs and have an OBP of .306. The Rays have tallied 79 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 44 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 173 RBI's in addition to 318 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .226. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .380 and have been called out on strikes 438 times, while taking a walk on 143 occasions.
Rays pitchers have relinquished 42 home runs and also 165 runs in total (12th in MLB). They have walked 115 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.57 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.37 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.55 for the season (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 387 hitters.
The Rays have sent 127 relievers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 38 runners on the year and 28.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 12 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 6 of their 18 chances to get a save. The Rays bullpen have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 45 save situations. The relievers have tallied 27 holds this year (6th in MLB). Rays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 32 times as well as having 52 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 71.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,402 innings, which has them ranked 8th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 1,134 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 362 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which has them sitting 3rd in MLB, and have accumulated 262 double plays.
Hill (69-45 career mark) has a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 4,246 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 831 base hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 403 free passes. His ERA is 3.81 (429 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.217. Hill has pitched in 1,014 innings and has accounted for 1,076 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
The Baltimore Orioles have compiled an OBP of .295 as well as a batting average of .232 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 340 occasions (22nd in MLB) and have a total of 308 base knocks. Baltimore has compiled 39 home runs on the season as well as 147 RBIs. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .375 and they average 3.85 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have hit 66 doubles, while taking a walk 112 times and putting up 154 runs.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.262 with a FIP of 4.39 as a pitching staff on the year. They are sitting at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 319. The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 177 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.26 (166 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.72 (337 strikeouts against 124 free passes). They have allowed 54 homers and they allow 4.54 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Sitting with 44 save situations, the Orioles have earned 25 holds and also 9 blown saves. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 18 save chances and they have tallied 9 saves. Their relievers have come in 54 times in high leverage situations and also on 55 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of their 84 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 139 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 24 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in MLB). The Orioles have 335 assists, 20 errors and have a total of 1,053 putouts over the course of the season. In 3,159 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (11th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Means has surrendered 207 hits while he has earned 220 K's in 254 frames. He has allowed 96 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.031 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.00 and he has faced 1,018 batters during his MLB career. Means (18-15 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.40 earned run average and has surrendered 7.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (-105)
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