Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-172) Baltimore (+135)
Dean Kremer and the Baltimore Orioles (17-24, 5th in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (24-19, 3rd in AL East) at Oriole Park on Thursday. The Rays open this game at -172 while the Orioles are coming in at +135. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Rich Hill and Dean Kremer.
Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .392 and have been rung up 452 times, while drawing a walk on 148 occasions. They have compiled 186 runs batted in and 333 base knocks on the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .229. The Rays have accrued 81 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 49 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 198 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, which puts them at 10th in baseball.
The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.60 so far this season (7th in the league), and the staff has rung up 400 batters. They have walked 121 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.56 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.31 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have relinquished 42 home runs and 171 runs in total (14th in the league).
The Rays have dispatched 132 relievers to the mound so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 43 runners so far this season with 30.2% of those players earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 12 saves on the season and have not converted 6 out of their 18 save chances. The Rays relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 45 save situations. The relievers have earned 27 holds this season (6th in the league). Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 34 times in addition to having 53 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 1,161 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 366 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which ranks 3rd in baseball, and they have turned 268 double plays. The Rays have turned 71.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 3,483 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in pro baseball.
Hill has thrown 1,014 frames and has accounted for 1,076 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.81 (429 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.217. He has surrendered 831 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 403 walks. Hill (69-45 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 4,246 opposing hitters in the majors.
Baltimore is sitting with 39 long balls this season and 153 runs batted in. They have recorded 67 doubles, while taking a walk 118 times and earning 160 runs. The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with an OBP of .297 and a batting average of .232 so far this year. The Orioles have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they are scoring 3.90 runs per outing (24th in MLB). They have struck out on 353 occasions (19th in the league) and have tallied 317 hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 190 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 4.48 (179 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 59 long balls and they relinquish 4.75 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.286 with a FIP of 4.51 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 (351 strikeouts against 129 free passes). They are currently ranked 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 334.
With 44 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 25 holds and 9 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the game in 18 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 54 times in high leverage situations in addition to 57 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.2% out of 87 inherited runners. They rank 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 143 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 24 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 335 assists, 20 errors and have notched a total of 1,080 putouts on the campaign. In 3,240 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (12th in the majors).
Kremer (1-4 career win-loss mark) holds a 5.44 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and he has faced 217 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up 30 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.450 and having a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Kremer has given up 51 hits and he has 51 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+135) and under 8.5 runs
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