Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 8/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Miami Marlins
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Rays (-141) Marlins (+130)
Miguel Rojas and the Miami Marlins (14-12, 2nd in NL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (21-11, 1st in AL East) at Marlins Park on Saturday. The Rays open this game at -141 while the Marlins are coming in at +130. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Blake Snell and Humberto Mejia.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/27/2020 Kevin Kiermaier CF Back Probable for Aug 28
8/26/2020 Nick Anderson RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/26/2020 Jalen Beeks RP Elbow Out for the season
8/24/2020 Charlie Morton SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2020 Oliver Drake RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/22/2020 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2020 Jose Alvarado RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/13/2020 Andrew Kittredge RP Elbow Out for the season
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/28/2020 Ryne Stanek RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/28/2020 Adam Conley RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/28/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/28/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/26/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Chad Wallach C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/25/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/24/2020 Sandy Alcantara SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/24/2020 Garrett Cooper 1B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/24/2020 Stephen Tarpley RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/24/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2020 Jose Urena SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Nick Neidert RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 21-11 overall record this season. Snell has taken the ball for 529 innings and is sitting with 617 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 3.23 (190 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.236. He has surrendered 433 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 221 free passes. Snell (40-28 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.48 while he has faced 2,185 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 155 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 270 base hits and 121 earned runs. They have allowed 40 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 99 batters and struck out 299. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .244, good for 15th in the league. The Rays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Ji-Man Choi is hitting .195 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 16 hits this season in 82 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 84. Yandy Díaz is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .427. He has totaled 30 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Rays have 256 hits, including 64 doubles and 41 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 141 times so far this season and they have struck out 300 times as a unit. They have left 215 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 14-12 overall mark this year. Mejia (0-2 win-loss mark) has earned a 5.40 ERA while allowing 11.7 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 1.83 and he has faced 49 opposing batters. Mejia has given up 13 base hits and he has 11 K's in 10 innings pitched. He has allowed 6 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.900 and having a FIP of 7.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 81 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 209 base knocks and 104 earned runs this season. They have given up 40 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 101 hitters and struck out 192 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.37.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Miguel Rojas comes into this matchup batting .367 with an OBP of .457. He has 11 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 30 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 206. Jonathan Villar is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 28 hits in 103 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Marlins as a unit have 204 base hits, including 32 doubles and 22 homers. Miami has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 241 occasions. They have had 169 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 116 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Marlins (+130) and over 9.5 runs
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