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Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays  6/21/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays  6/21/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays will play in a midday game at Tropicana Field to kick off the MLB schedule for Wednesday. The Orioles (45-27) are tied with Texas for the second-best record in the American League after winning their last seven games. Last night, Baltimore defeated Tampa Bay 8-6 on the road thanks to a three-run bomb from Aaron Hicks and a two-run drive from Anthony Santander.

Tyler Wells, a righty who is 28 years old (6-2, 3.20 ERA), is well in the running to make his maiden All-Star berth. Wells’ previous three starts had ended in victories for the Orioles, and during his last 18+ innings, he had given up six runs. The Baltimore Orioles are ranked eighth in Major League Baseball with 4.9 runs scored per game. They have scored 350 runs overall, and their on-base percentage is.323. The Orioles together recorded 135 doubles and launched 84 balls outside of Camden Yards. They had 615 hits, 340 runs, and a team batting average of .256 on the season. Baltimore bats.425 with a 582 strikeout to 234 walk ratio and a.425 slugging average.

They have a 2.95 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a 1.32 team WHIP for their pitching staff. The Orioles’ pitchers gave up 312 runs overall and 82 long balls, ranking 12th in MLB. Baltimore gave up 294 earned runs and 619 hits (8.7 per nine innings). The Orioles’ staff has struck out 649 hitters this season, and the team’s earned run average is 4.15, which ranks them 15th in MLB. Their pitching staff has walked 220 opposing batters this season, and their FIP is 4.07.

This year, the Orioles sent 250 relievers to the mound. This year, 142 base runners have been handed off to bullpen relievers, and 33.8% have advanced to the plate. This year, they made 23 saves while missing 15 of their 38 chances to make saves. With 101 save opportunities, the Orioles relievers earned a save percentage of 60.5%. The relievers now have 61 holds on the year, first in MLB. The bullpen relievers for the Orioles have faced 96 high-leverage situations and 96 times with runners on base.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays  6/21/2023 Analysis, Game Tips and Picks

The Tampa Bay Rays have a four-game lead over Baltimore for first place in the AL East Division after winning 31 of their first 39 home games. On Tuesday, Tampa Bay SP Tyler Glasnow (2-1) lost after being surprised for six runs in the first two innings. 3B For the Rays, who finished with a major league-best 51-25 record overall, Isaac Paredes scored two hits and two runs.

Right-handed rookie Taj Bradley (4-3, 4.19 ERA) will start his tenth major league game for the Rays. Bradley’s 43 innings have resulted in 63 strikeouts, four opponents’ home runs, and a good 1.30 WHIP.

Tampa Bay has 397 RBIs and 117 HRs so far this season. They hit 415 runs, walked 250 times, and tallied 138 two-baggers. The Tampa Bay Rays now have a club batting average of.263 and an on-base percentage of.337. The Rays are second in the league in terms of runs scored per game with 5.53 and a slugging percentage of.466. They have 662 hits and 636 strikeouts, which ranks them 14th in the MLB.

The Tampa Bay pitching staff had a team ERA of 3.49 (257 earned runs given up) and surrendered 272 runs throughout the season. They allowed 70 home runs and 3.70 runs per nine innings, which is first in the league. Over the course of the season, the Rays have a team WHIP of 1.198 and a FIP of 3.99. The ratio of 639 strikeouts to 246 bases on balls for this team is 8.70. As a staff, they lead the league with 547 total hits allowed.

Out of the 98 inherited base runners, Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited scoring percentage of 25.5%. Their bullpen pitchers enter the game 62 times with runners on base and 74 times in high-pressure situations. The Rays had 81 save opportunities; they had 43 holds and 15 missed saves. They have used 243 relievers this season and have the 21st-highest save percentage in MLB. Thirty eight save opportunities were given to bullpen pitchers by Tampa Bay, converting 23.

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB’s pick is the Tampa Bay Rays, but the play here is UNDER. OF Baltimore Cedric Mullins (groin) has begun to run and is anticipated to return sometime in the following month. Baltimore has played 72 games and has an OPS and runs scored a ranking of 9. Tampa Bay is second in both OPS and runs scored for the season. Pick the underdog. I predict a Tampa Bay Rays victory of 4-2.

MLB Starting Time: 12:10 PM EDT

Location: Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, FL

Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2023


MLB ODDS: Tampa Bay Rays -145



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