Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-147) Baltimore (+115)
Luis Patino and the Tampa Bay Rays (79-48, 1st in AL East) head to Oriole Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (40-86, 5th in AL East). The Rays open this matchup at -147 while the Orioles are coming in at +115. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Patino and John Means.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 5.3 runs per outing, which ranks them 2nd in baseball. They have a total of 674 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .319. The Rays have earned 229 doubles as a team and have hit 171 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 637 runs batted in as well as 1,035 hits for the year, while their team batting average sits at .239. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .421 and have struck out 1,258 times, while being walked on 467 occasions.
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Rays pitchers have allowed 141 long balls and 519 total runs (9th in MLB). They have walked 350 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a team this year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.39 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.67 for the year (6th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,188 hitters.
Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 100 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 69 holds on the campaign (11th in baseball). The Rays relievers have earned a save percentage of 68.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 119 save situations. They have accumulated 33 saves for the season and have blown 15 of their 48 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 123 base runners over the course of the season with 30.9% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Rays have sent 404 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Rays have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 10,290 innings on the field, ranking them 9th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 3,430 putouts on the campaign, as well as 1,084 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 10th in professional baseball, and have earned 822 double plays.
Patino has pitched in 69 innings and has totaled 74 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 4.70 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.420. He has allowed 63 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 35 free passes. Patino (4-3 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.94 while he has faced 307 hitters in the major leagues.
The Orioles hold a team SLG% of .405 and they are recording 4.10 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have recorded 218 doubles, while walking 344 times and racking up 517 runs. Baltimore has 152 HRs so far this year to go along with 496 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,109 instances (16th in baseball) and have recorded 1,012 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied an on-base percentage of .303 and a team batting average of .240 so far this year.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 740 runs this year while having a team ERA of 5.82 (704 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 193 homers and they allow 6.12 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.497 with a FIP of 5.00 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,016 strikeouts against 449 free passes). They rank 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,180.
Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 35 save chances and they have tallied 18 saves. They are currently ranked 27th in the league with a save percentage of 51.4%, and they have sent 432 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and on 162 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of 263 inherited runners. Sitting with 80 save situations, the Orioles have earned 44 holds and also 17 blown saves.
In 9,795 innings on the field, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (29th in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 75 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in pro baseball). The Orioles have recorded 1,031 assists, 61 errors and have 3,265 putouts on the campaign.
Means (19-21 career win-loss mark) has a 3.80 earned run average and has conceded 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.16 and he has faced 1,261 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 131 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.077 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. So far in his pro baseball career, Means has surrendered 270 hits while tallying 266 K's in 310 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+115) and under 9 runs
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