Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays 7/17/22 – MLB Pick & Prediction



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MLB action is set to take place on Sunday 7/17/22 and it will feature Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays. The game is set to take place at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The game starts at 1:40 PM EST and should be televised on MASN2 and Bally Sports Sun.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Baltimore Orioles are coming to the game here sitting right at the five hundred mark at 45-45 on the season. The Orioles on the road this year have ended up getting a record of 20-28. The last 5 games for Baltimore have seen the Orioles post a 4-1 record, but the Orioles in their last game ended up losing to the Tampa Bay Rays by a score of 5-4.

The Birdland faithful will be happy to know the Orioles are hitting at a clip of .233 with 708 hits, but have an OBP of .301. The Orioles have ended up scoring only 375 runs on the year with 92 homers, but have a slugging of .385. The Orioles have thrown decent on the year and have a 3.92 ERA while striking out 662 batters. The Orioles have posted a WHIP of 1.28 while walking 250 batters and allowing the opponents to hit at a clip of .254.

When it comes to hitting the Orioles have been led by Trey Mancini with a .285 average. The power and run production has been carried out mainly by Anthony Santander who has 15 homers and a total of 46 RBIs. The starter is slated to be Jordan Lyles who has went 6-7 on the year with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP. Lyles has thrown a total of 105 innings on the year and struck out 86 batters, but has allowed 113 hits and 13 homers with a total of 32 walks.

Tampa Bay in their last 5 games, including the win over the Orioles, have won all 5 of the games. The Rays are now sitting on a record of 50-40 on the year. When playing at home, though, the Rays are sitting on a 30-17 record.

The Tampa Bay Rays are definitely not being very RaysUp when it comes to hitting on the year with a total of only 82 homers and 377 runs, but have a slugging of just .381. The Rays are not much better when it comes to hitting for average at a clip of .239 with 722 hits and an OBP of .306 on the season. Tampa Bay’s pitching has done well enough to get a 3.35 ERA and struck out 787 hitters while the opponents are hitting at a clip of .228. The Rays have walked 227 batters and a 1.14 WHIP on the season.

When it comes to the pitching the Rays are looking to put Corey Kluber on the mound. This year Kluber has posted a 5-5 record with a 3.58 ERA. Kluber has thrown a total of 88 innings and struck out 79 batters, but has walked 14 batters. Corey Kluber has given up 82 hits and allowed 9 homers, but has a WHIP of 1.09. The hitting has been led by Isaac Paredes with 13 homers. Yandy Diaz has a .299 average and the run production man for the Rays is Ji-Man Choi with 40 runners brought home.

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays Odds: Baltimore Orioles +134, Tampa Bay Rays -158

Over/Under Odds: 7.5

Orioles at Rays Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays -158, Over 7.5

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This game will be a lot closer than what you think. I think the Rays will end up winning it, but it will be more from the hitting being more consistent in the game overall. However, the total I think will hit the over as both of these teams do have an offense that does know how to score, but also a question mark in the pitching department.

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