Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+255) Tampa Bay (-385)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (92-56, 1st in AL East) will take on the Detroit Tigers (70-78, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Tigers priced at +255 and the Rays are at -385. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Wily Peralta and Shane McClanahan.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in the league. They have earned 644 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .306. The Tigers have hit 213 doubles as a squad and have smacked 170 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 622 RBI's in addition to 1,185 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .241. Detroit is slugging .402 and have been called out on strikes 1,397 times, while being walked on 443 occasions.
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The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 4.38 for the season (18th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,165 batters. They have walked 520 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.62 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.24 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have allowed 187 home runs and also 703 total runs (20th in the league).
Tigers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 140 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 70 holds on the season (16th in baseball). The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 131 save situations. They have compiled 35 saves for the year and have blown 21 out of their 56 save chances. The relievers have inherited 212 runners on the year and 37.7% of those runners crossed home plate. The Tigers have sent 531 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Detroit Tigers have amassed 3,893 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,357 assists and 77 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 12th in the majors, and have accumulated 1,045 double plays. The Tigers have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,679 innings on the field, which ranks them 14th in baseball.
Peralta has thrown 855 frames and has tallied 619 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.41 (419 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.440. He has allowed 904 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 328 walks. Peralta (53-59 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.55 while facing 3,699 hitters in the major leagues.
The Rays have a SLG% of .426 and they have an average of 5.36 runs per outing (1st in MLB). They have notched 261 doubles, while walking 529 times and scoring 793 runs. Tampa Bay has hit 206 long balls on the year and 748 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,423 instances (2nd in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,214 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .318 as well as a team batting average of .240 so far this season.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 618 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.78 (560 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 170 home runs and they yield 4.18 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.192 in addition to having a FIP of 3.81 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.35 (1,361 strikeouts vs 406 walks). They come in at 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,182.
Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 59 save opportunities and they have come away with 39 saves. They are currently ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 66.1%, and they have sent 480 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relievers have come in 168 times in high leverage situations and on 116 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 29.1% out of their 148 inherited base runners. With 143 save situations, the Rays have accrued 81 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 123 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in baseball). The Rays have racked up 1,253 assists, 76 errors and have earned a total of 3,996 putouts so far this season. In 11,988 innings played, the Rays have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (10th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, McClanahan has conceded 109 base knocks while totaling 128 punch outs in 110 innings. He has given up a total of 44 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.296 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.76 and he has faced 465 opposing hitters in his career. McClanahan (9-5 career record) has earned a 3.59 ERA while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-385)
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