Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Philadelphia Phillies vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Phillies (+105) Rays (-115)
Yoshi Tsutsugo and the Tampa Bay Rays (37-20, 1st in AL East) play the Philadelphia Phillies (28-29, 3rd in NL East) at Tropicana Field on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Phillies coming in at +105 and the Rays are at -115. The over/under opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Zack Wheeler and Ryan Yarbrough.
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
9/23/2020 Rhys Hoskins 1B Elbow Out for the season
9/22/2020 Heath Hembree RP Elbow Out for the season
9/20/2020 Jake Arrieta SP Hamstring Out for the season
9/16/2020 Kyle Garlick RF Oblique Out for the season
9/13/2020 Jose Alvarez RP Groin Out for the season
8/29/2020 David Robertson RP Elbow Out for the season
7/25/2020 Seranthony Dominguez RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/24/2020 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Out for the season
9/20/2020 Austin Meadows LF Oblique Out for the season
9/18/2020 Cody Reed RP Finger Out for the season
9/13/2020 Ji-Man Choi 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/4/2020 Jose Alvarado RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Out for the season
8/29/2020 Jalen Beeks RP Elbow Out for the season
8/22/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Elbow Out for the season
8/13/2020 Andrew Kittredge RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 28-29 overall record this season. Wheeler (48-39 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.72 and he has gone up against 3,440 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.68 (333 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.280. He has given up 760 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) with 282 walks. Wheeler has taken the hill for 814 innings and has tallied 771 punchouts during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.17 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 190 hitters and walked 84 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 525 base hits and 269 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 173 batters and struck out 499. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .257, good for 8th in the league. The Phillies hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Bryce Harper is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 46 hits this season in 180 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 152. Jean Segura is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 49 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Phillies have 475 hits, including 87 doubles and 81 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 224 times so far this season and they have struck out 454 times as a unit. They have left 400 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 299 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 37-20 overall mark this year. Yarbrough (28-16 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.98 earned run average while conceding 8.2 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.48 and he has faced 1,413 batters during his pro baseball career. During his pro baseball career, Yarbrough has given up 312 hits while accumulating 285 K's in 341 frames. He has conceded 151 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.155 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 250 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 450 base knocks and 204 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 526 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 20th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Yoshi Tsutsugo comes into this matchup batting .195 with an OBP of .305. He has 29 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 96. Kevin Kiermaier is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 29 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Rays as a unit have 445 base hits, including 102 doubles and 79 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out on 575 occasions. They have had 394 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 274 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rays (-115) and over 8 runs
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