Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+110) Tampa Bay (-141)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Josh Fleming and the Tampa Bay Rays (44-31, 2nd in AL East) will take on the Los Angeles Angels (36-38, 4th in AL West) on Friday. The Rays open this game at -141 while the Angels are coming in at +110. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Griffin Canning and Josh Fleming.
Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .432 and have been called out on strikes 641 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions. They have accounted for 341 runs batted in and 637 hits for the season, while their batting average sits at .255. The Angels have tallied 131 doubles as a team and have hit 98 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 360 runs scored and have an OBP of .318. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.9 runs per game, which ranks them 8th in the league.
The Angels have compiled a team ERA of 4.86 this season (26th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 725 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Angels pitchers have allowed 94 home runs and also 383 runs (27th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 289 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.27 as a unit on the season.
The Angels have dispatched 257 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 base runners so far this year with 39.1% of them crossed the plate. They have compiled 16 saves over the course of the season and have blown 12 of 28 save chances. The Angels relievers have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and stepped onto the hill in 59 save situations. The relievers have racked up 30 holds this season (24th in MLB). Angels pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 109 times as well as having 80 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have turned 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,874 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 29th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 1,958 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 640 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .981 which has them ranked 27th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 507 double plays.
Canning (12-13 career record) holds a FIP of 4.60 while he has gone up against 860 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has given up 187 hits (8.3 hits per nine innings) with 77 walks. His ERA is 4.55 (102 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.309. Canning has taken the hill for 201 innings and is sitting with 210 K's in his pro baseball career.
The Rays have a team SLG% of .391 and they are earning 4.88 runs per outing (7th in MLB). They have 130 two-baggers, while getting a free base 293 times as well as racking up 366 runs. Tampa Bay is sitting with 91 HRs so far this season to go along with 348 RBIs. They have been rung up on 786 instances (1st in MLB) and have earned 585 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated a team OBP of .315 as well as a batting average of .228 so far this season.
The Rays have a WHIP of 1.124 with a FIP of 3.63 as a team over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.45 (715 strikeouts against 207 free passes). They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 561. They have surrendered 81 HR's and they allow 3.83 runs per 9 innings (6th in baseball). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 291 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.41 (259 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% of 72 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 101 times in high leverage situations in addition to 61 occasions with base runners. With 82 save situations, the Rays have accrued 48 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They sit at 7th in the league holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have sent 240 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 32 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves.
In 6,147 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (5th in professional baseball). The Tampa Bay Rays have twisted 67 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .990 (1st in pro baseball). The Rays have recorded 690 assists, 29 errors and have notched a total of 2,049 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Fleming has allowed 80 base hits while he has totaled 63 K's in 95 innings pitched. He has given up 35 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.074 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.86 and he has faced 381 hitters in his career. Fleming (11-4 career mark) has a 3.32 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-141)
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