Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Marlins (+205) Rays (-227)
Garrett Cooper and the Miami Marlins (16-17, 3rd in NL East) go to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (27-12, 1st in AL East). The Rays open this contest at -227 while the Marlins are coming in at +205. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Trevor Rogers and Tyler Glasnow.
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
9/5/2020 Brian Moran RP Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/5/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
9/4/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/4/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/2/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
9/2/2020 Elieser Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/2/2020 Nick Neidert RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/2/2020 Pat Venditte RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/4/2020 Jose Alvarado RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/2/2020 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/31/2020 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/29/2020 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Out for the season
8/29/2020 Mike Zunino C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/29/2020 Jalen Beeks RP Elbow Out for the season
8/29/2020 Ryan Yarbrough SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Marlins have a 16-17 overall record this season. Rogers (1-0 mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.09 and he has gone up against 40 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.00 (2 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.444. He has given up 6 base hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 7 free passes. Rogers has taken the mound for 9 innings and is sitting with 11 strikeouts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Miami allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Marlins pitchers collectively have given up 267 base hits and 131 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Miami as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 5.03.
As a team Miami is hitting .234, good for 21st in the league. The Marlins hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Garrett Cooper is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .297. He has 10 hits this season in 36 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 126. Brian Anderson is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Marlins have 249 hits, including 45 doubles and 31 home runs. Miami has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 307 times as a unit. They have left 210 men on base and have a team OPS of .680. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 136 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 27-12 overall mark this year. Thus far in his career, Glasnow has conceded 258 base knocks while he has tallied 349 punchouts in 292 innings. He has conceded 145 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.360 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.51 and he has faced 1,252 batters so far in his MLB career. Glasnow (12-18 career mark) has a 4.47 ERA and has allowed 8.0 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 177 batters and walked 62 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 317 base knocks and 143 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 115 hitters and struck out 363 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .333. He has 28 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 104 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 110. Brandon Lowe is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 33 hits in 129 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .574. The Rays as a unit have 316 base hits, including 77 doubles and 53 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 201 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Marlins/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Marlins (+205)
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