Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+140) Tampa Bay (-165)
The Baltimore Orioles (59-53) are hitting the road to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they will try to beat the Tampa Bay Rays (58-53). The moneyline on this matchup has the Orioles at +140 and the Rays open at -165. The over/under is 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Jordan Lyles and Drew Rasmussen.
Baltimore owns a slugging percentage of .395 and have been called out on strikes 970 times, while taking a walk on 318 occasions. They have 453 runs batted in in addition to 906 hits for the year, and their average at the plate comes in at .240. The Orioles have accumulated 206 doubles as a squad and have knocked 117 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 480 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .307. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 18th in the league.
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The Orioles have compiled a team earned run average of 3.89 over the course of the season (14th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 857 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 305 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a team this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.81 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Orioles pitchers have given up 124 long balls and also 466 runs in total (11th in MLB).
The Orioles have sent 386 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 209 runners over the course of the season with 29.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have tallied 32 saves this season and have blown 10 of 42 save chances. The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 76.2% and has entered the game in 106 save situations. The relievers have recorded 62 holds for the year (13th in the league). Orioles pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 149 times and also have had 137 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Orioles have transformed 69.1% of balls in play into outs in their 8,925 innings on the field, which has them ranked 20th in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for 2,975 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,044 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 23rd in pro baseball, and have 99 double plays.
Lyles (63-87 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.69 while he has gone up against 5,618 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 1,397 hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 437 free passes. His earned run average is 5.12 (727 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.435. Lyles has taken the mound for 1,277 frames and is sitting with 983 K's so far in his career.
The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .376 and they are earning 4.07 runs per outing (22nd in the league). They have put up 192 doubles, while taking a walk 344 times and notching 452 runs. Tampa Bay is sitting with 100 home runs on the season to go along with 429 RBIs. They have struck out on 986 occasions (7th in MLB) and have accounted for 881 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded an on-base percentage of .306 and a batting average of .237 for the season.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 440 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.49 (382 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 120 HR's and they yield 4.02 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Rays have a WHIP of 1.162 and have a FIP of 3.74 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.55 (951 strikeouts against 268 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 878.
Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 57 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. They sit at 28th in the league with a save rate of 54.4%, and they have dispatched 394 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 139 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 25.6% out of their 129 inherited base runners. With 135 save situations, the Rays have accrued 77 holds in addition to 26 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 76 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in pro baseball). The Rays have 947 assists, 57 errors and have accounted for 2,960 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 8,880 innings on the diamond, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (6th in pro baseball).
Rasmussen (11-5 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.15 ERA and has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.86 and he has gone up against 753 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 64 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and having a FIP of 3.5. So far in his MLB career, Rasmussen has allowed 156 hits while tallying 169 punch outs in 182 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+140)
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