Rays vs Orioles Prediction MLB Experts Picks 6/21
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- Jun 21, 2023, 7:12:56 AM
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Baltimore Orioles: The Surprising Contenders
Starting on the mound for the Orioles is Tyler Wells, with an impressive 6-2 record, a 3.20 ERA, and a WHIP of 0.86 over 81.2 innings. With 82 strikeouts, Wells has shown his capability to retire batters efficiently. The Orioles’ bullpen has been reliable, with a team ERA of 4.18 and 661 strikeouts.
The Orioles’ offense has been above average, batting .256 as a team. Ryan Mountcastle leads in home runs with 11, while Anthony Santander tops the RBIs with 42. Austin Hays has been the standout in the batting department with a stellar average of .327.
The injury list for the Orioles includes key players such as Ryan Mountcastle and Cedric Mullins. Their absence could be felt, but the depth in the roster will be tested.
Tampa Bay Rays: The Home Powerhouse
The Rays will be sending Taj Bradley to the mound, who holds a 4-3 record, with a 4.19 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 43 innings. Bradley has been striking out batters at a solid rate with 63 strikeouts. The Rays’ pitching staff boasts a team ERA of 3.55, which reflects their dominance in controlling the game.
On the offensive end, the Rays have a slightly better batting average of .263. Randy Arozarena leads the team with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. Yandy Diaz is the standout hitter with a .300 batting average and an OBP of .391.
Brandon Lowe’s injury is a significant loss for the Rays’ lineup. Johan Lopez's suspension further adds to the woes, impacting their infield depth.
Despite the Rays’ home dominance, the Orioles have shown resilience and a competitive spirit. Tyler Wells’ impressive pitching, combined with the well-rounded offensive contributions, give the Orioles an edge. The injuries in the Rays’ lineup could prove to be the tipping point in this matchup.
Pick: Orioles ML +122
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