Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, July 17, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (50-40) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (45-45) at Tropicana Field on Sunday. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Lyles and Corey Kluber.
The Orioles have tallied 163 doubles as a unit and have smacked 92 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .385 and have been rung up 798 times, while drawing a walk on 252 occasions. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 22nd in the league. They have compiled 353 runs batted in as well as 708 hits this year, and their team batting average sits at .233. They have a total of 375 runs and have an on-base percentage of .301.
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Orioles pitchers have surrendered 94 home runs and 382 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 250 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.07 as a squad this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Orioles have an ERA of 3.92 on the campaign (17th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 662 hitters.
The Orioles have sent 309 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 166 runners over the course of the season and 30.7% of them crossed the plate. They have tallied 24 saves on the year and have blown 9 of their 33 save opportunities. The Orioles relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 72.7% and has come into the game in 87 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 52 holds this year (12th in baseball). Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 116 times in addition to having 117 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated 2,384 putouts for the season, as well as 841 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which has them sitting 26th in MLB, and have a total of 77 double plays. The Orioles have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 7,152 innings, which has them sitting 22nd in professional baseball.
Lyles has thrown 1,252 innings and has tallied 964 punch outs during his career. His ERA is 5.14 (715 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.430. He has allowed 1,365 hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 426 walks. Lyles (60-86 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.67 and he has gone up against 5,500 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Rays hold a team SLG% of .381 and they earn 4.19 runs per outing (21st in baseball). They have 158 two-baggers, while taking a walk 268 times as well as putting up 377 runs. Tampa Bay has tallied 82 HRs on the year as well as 358 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 787 instances (9th in baseball) and have earned a total of 722 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have tallied an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .239 for the season.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.145 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.80 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.47 (787 strikeouts against 227 walks). They sit at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 690. They have surrendered 102 home runs and they concede 3.91 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 348 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.35 (298 earned runs allowed).
Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 48 save opportunities and they have come away with 26 saves. They rank 27th in the league holding a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have sent 325 relief pitchers to the mound this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and on 81 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.0% of 113 inherited base runners. With 112 save situations, the Rays have tallied 63 holds and 22 blown saves.
Out of their 7,215 innings on the diamond, the Rays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.2% (5th in baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 64 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in baseball). The Rays have recorded 757 assists, 48 errors and have earned 2,405 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kluber has given up 1,321 base knocks and he has 1,623 strikeouts in 1,510 innings. He has surrendered a total of 540 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.100 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.77 and he has gone up against 6,100 opposing batters in his career. Kluber (108-66 career mark) holds a 3.22 earned run average while allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore
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