Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-263) Baltimore (+185)
Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (79-48, 1st in AL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (39-86, 5th in AL East). The Rays open this matchup at -263 while the Orioles are coming in at +185. The total opens at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Shane McClanahan and Matt Harvey.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 5.3 runs per game, which puts them at 2nd in the league. They have earned a total of 674 runs and hold an OBP of .319. The Rays have tallied 229 doubles as a squad and have smacked 171 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 637 runs batted in in addition to 1,035 base knocks on the year, and their batting average sits at .239. Tampa Bay is slugging .421 and have been rung up 1,258 times, while drawing a walk on 467 occasions.
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Rays pitchers have conceded 141 home runs and 519 runs (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.39 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. The Rays have a team ERA of 3.67 for the year (7th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,188 hitters.
The Rays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.8% and stepped onto the hill in 119 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 123 runners so far this season and 30.9% of them crossed home plate. Rays pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 100 times as well as having 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have dispatched 404 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The relievers have a total of 69 holds on the campaign (9th in MLB). They have tallied 33 saves on the year and have blown 15 of their 48 save opportunities.
The Rays have turned 70.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 10,290 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have 3,430 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,084 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which is 9th in baseball, and have accumulated 822 double plays.
McClanahan has thrown 94 innings and is sitting with 113 strikeouts in his MLB career. McClanahan (8-4 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.31 and he has faced 397 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.63 (38 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.283. He has allowed 90 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 31 walks.
The Orioles hold a slugging % of .403 and they have an average of 4.03 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have tallied 213 two-baggers, while walking 339 times as well as notching 504 runs. Baltimore has compiled 151 home runs on the year to go along with 483 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,102 occasions (16th in baseball) and have notched a total of 997 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .238 for the season.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.504 and have a FIP of 5.01 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,006 strikeouts vs 446 free passes). They are sitting at 30th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,177. They have given up 192 dingers and they allow 6.16 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 739 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 5.86 (703 earned runs conceded).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of 263 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 114 times in high leverage situations and on 162 occasions with base runners. With 80 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 44 holds and also 17 blown saves. They rank 27th in the league holding a save rate of 51.4%, and they have sent 431 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 35 save chances and they have recorded 18 saves.
In their 9,714 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.4% (29th in pro baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 75 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in MLB). The Orioles have racked up 1,025 assists, 61 errors and have a total of 3,238 putouts for the year.
During his MLB career, Harvey has conceded 950 hits and he has 861 strikeouts in 952 frames. Harvey (50-65 win-loss record in his career) has a 4.40 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 465 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.283 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and he has gone up against 4,037 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-263)
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