Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-256) Baltimore (+190)
Oriole Park is the site where Spenser Watkins and the Baltimore Orioles (40-87, 5th in AL East) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (80-48, 1st in AL East) on Sunday. The Orioles open this game at +190 while the Rays are coming in at -256. The O/U has been set at 10.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chris Archer and Spenser Watkins.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 5.3 runs/g, which has them at 2nd in baseball. They have racked up 680 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Rays have hit 229 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 172 balls out of the park. They have earned 643 RBI's as well as 1,040 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .239. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .420 and have struck out 1,263 times, while being walked on 469 occasions.
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The Rays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.66 this season (6th in the league), and they have struck out 1,193 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 350 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.74 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.41 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. Rays pitchers have conceded 143 home runs in addition to 522 total runs (9th in MLB).
The Rays have dispatched 405 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 123 runners this year and 30.9% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 34 saves for the season and have blown 15 out of their 49 chances to get a save. The Rays bullpen have a save percentage of 69.4% and stepped onto the hill in 120 save situations. The relievers have notched 69 holds for the season (11th in MLB). Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 100 times and also have had 144 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of 10,371 innings, which has them ranked 8th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated 3,457 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,097 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which puts them in 10th in MLB, and have a total of 829 double plays.
Archer has thrown 1,241 innings and has earned 1,359 punch outs thus far in his career. Archer (60-81 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.63 and he has faced 5,232 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.86 (533 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.254. He has surrendered 1,135 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 422 free passes.
The Orioles have a SLG% of .405 and they average 4.09 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have put up 219 doubles, while walking 344 times as well as earning 520 runs. Baltimore has tallied 154 home runs so far this season to go along with 499 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,114 occasions (16th in the league) and have recorded 1,022 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have a team OBP of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .240 on the season.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.491 and have a FIP of 4.99 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,021 strikeouts vs 451 bases on balls). They come in at 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,185. They have given up 194 dingers and they concede 6.12 runs per 9 innings (30th in the league). The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 746 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.82 (710 earned runs surrendered).
Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 35 save opportunities and they have tallied 18 saves. They rank 27th in baseball with a save rate of 51.4%, and they have dispatched 434 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 162 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of 263 inherited base runners. With 80 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 44 holds in addition to 17 blown saves.
In their 9,876 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (29th in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 75 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in the majors). The Orioles have 1,043 assists, 61 errors and have a tally of 3,292 putouts this year.
Watkins (2-6 record in his career) has earned a 7.07 ERA while allowing 11.4 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.75 and he has gone up against 194 batters during his career. He has given up 33 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.643 and a FIP of 5.0. During his pro baseball career, Watkins has surrendered 53 hits while he has tallied 28 strikeouts in 42 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (+190) and under 10.5 runs
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