Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-132) Baltimore (+105)
Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (65-44, 1st in AL East) go to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (38-69, 5th in AL East). The Rays open this game at -132 while the Orioles are coming in at +105. The O/U is set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Ryan Yarbrough and John Means.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 5.0 runs per outing, which is 5th in baseball. They have earned 535 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .315. The Rays have accrued 182 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 138 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 507 RBI's as well as 853 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .233. Tampa Bay owns a slugging percentage of .406 and have been called out on strikes 1,080 times, while taking a walk on 398 occasions.
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Rays pitchers have given up 120 home runs and 431 total runs (11th in MLB). They have walked 302 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.71 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.38 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.15. The Rays have an earned run average of 3.55 this year (6th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,022 batters.
The Rays have sent 348 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 109 runners so far this season and 30.3% of those runners crossed the plate. They have earned 28 saves on the year and have not converted 13 of their 41 save chances. The Rays relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 68.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 105 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 62 holds so far this season (7th in the league). Rays pitchers have come into the game with runners on 90 times in addition to having 131 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a total of 2,919 putouts so far this season, in addition to 927 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which puts them in 8th in baseball, and have earned 701 double plays. The Rays have turned 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,757 innings, which ranks them 6th in professional baseball.
Yarbrough (34-20 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.97 and he has gone up against 1,901 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 429 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 103 free passes. His earned run average is 4.10 (209 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.160. Yarbrough has taken the ball for 458 frames and has 383 strikeouts in his MLB career.
Baltimore has recorded 123 long balls for the year and 423 RBIs. They have hit 179 doubles, while taking a walk 302 times and putting up 440 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .302 and a team batting average of .237 so far this season. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .397 and they average 4.15 runs per outing (23rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 925 occasions (18th in the league) and have a total of 837 base knocks.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.459 and have a FIP of 4.79 as a pitching staff for the year. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 967. The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 583 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 5.47 (557 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.34 (865 strikeouts against 370 walks). They have surrendered 152 homers and they yield 5.73 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.1% out of 219 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 108 times in high leverage situations and on 138 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 76 save situations, the Orioles have 42 holds and also 15 blown saves. They rank 26th in MLB with a save rate of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 358 relievers onto the field so far this year. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 33 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 62 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (6th in the majors). The Orioles have accrued 865 assists, 51 errors and have notched a total of 2,749 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,247 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (28th in pro baseball).
During his career, Means has allowed 242 base knocks and he has 246 K's in 290 frames. He has allowed 117 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.039 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.10 and he has gone up against 1,171 batters thus far in his career. Means (19-18 record in his career) has a 3.62 earned run average while giving up 7.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+105)
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