Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, June 26, 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 Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (45-31, 1st in AL East) will play the Los Angeles Angels (36-38, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The Angels open this contest at +110 while the Rays are coming in at -141. The total has been set at 7. The starting pitchers will be Alex Cobb and Shane McClanahan.
The Angels have hit 131 doubles as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the stadium. Los Angeles has a slugging % of .432 and have been called out on strikes 641 times, while taking a walk on 205 occasions. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 4.9 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball. They have 341 runs batted in in addition to 637 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is .255. They have 360 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .318.
Angels pitchers have allowed 94 home runs and also 383 runs in total (27th in MLB). They have walked 289 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.26 as a team over the course of the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.40. The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.86 for the year (26th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 725 batters.
The Angels have sent 257 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 base runners so far this season and 39.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 16 saves this year and have blown 12 of their 28 chances to save the game. The Angels relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relievers have racked up 30 holds this year (24th in baseball). Angels bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 109 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Angels have converted 67.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,874 innings, which has them ranked 29th in the majors. The Los Angeles Angels have 1,958 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 640 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .981 which is 27th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 507 double plays.
Cobb (60-59 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.96 while going up against 4,053 batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 939 hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 283 free passes. His earned run average is 3.90 (419 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.265. Cobb has pitched in 966 innings and has 778 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with an on-base percentage of .314 as well as a batting average of .227 for the season. They have struck out on 795 occasions (1st in MLB) and have 587 hits. Tampa Bay has knocked in 91 long balls over the course of the season as well as 348 RBIs. The Rays have a team SLG% of .388 and they average 4.83 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have recorded 131 doubles, while getting a free base 298 times as well as earning 367 runs.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.123 in addition to having a FIP of 3.61 as a unit over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 14th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 565. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 291 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.37 (259 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.42 (725 strikeouts against 212 bases on balls). They have relinquished 81 home runs and they relinquish 3.78 runs per 9 innings (4th in MLB).
Sitting with 82 save situations, the Rays have compiled 48 holds and 10 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 32 save chances and they have come away with 22 saves. Their relievers have come in 104 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.4% out of 73 inherited base runners. They are ranked 7th in baseball holding a save rate of 68.8%, and they have sent 244 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 67 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Rays have recorded 698 assists, 31 errors and have 2,076 putouts this year. In their 6,228 innings played, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.3% (5th in baseball).
So far in his career, McClanahan has surrendered 44 hits while he has totaled 54 punch outs in 44 innings. He has allowed 20 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.299 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.86 and he has gone up against 186 batters during his pro baseball career. McClanahan (2-2 career mark) holds a 4.03 earned run average and has conceded 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-141)
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