Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 6/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Tampa Bay (-125)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (46-31, 1st in AL East) will play the Los Angeles Angels (36-39, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Rays open this matchup at -125 while the Angels are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Patrick Sandoval and Ryan Yarbrough.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have accumulated 363 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .316. The Angels have accumulated 133 doubles as a unit and have smacked 100 balls out of the park. They have tallied 343 runs batted in and 642 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .254. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .431 and have struck out 651 times, while drawing a walk on 206 occasions.
The Angels have a team earned run average of 4.84 for the year (26th in the league), and their staff has struck out 732 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 293 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.25 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.50 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. Angels pitchers have given up 94 home runs and 387 runs (26th in MLB).
Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 110 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 30 holds this year (26th in baseball). The Angels bullpen have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. They have earned 16 saves for the season and have blown 12 out of their 28 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 159 runners over the course of the season and 39.0% of them earned a run for their team. The Angels have sent 260 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Angels have converted 67.2% of balls in play into outs out of 5,946 innings, which ranks them 29th in pro baseball. The Los Angeles Angels have amassed 1,982 putouts for the season, as well as 647 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding rate is at .981 which has them ranked 27th in professional baseball, and have earned 515 double plays.
Sandoval has taken the mound for 115 frames and has 115 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.77 (61 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.322. He has surrendered 106 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 46 free passes. Sandoval (3-11 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.06 while he has faced 490 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated an OBP of .315 and a batting average of .228 on the season. They have been rung up on 802 occasions (1st in baseball) and have a total of 597 base knocks. Tampa Bay has compiled 91 home runs so far this season to go along with 351 runs batted in. The Rays hold a slugging % of .387 and they earn 4.82 runs per outing (8th in baseball). They have recorded 131 two-baggers, while getting a free base 302 times as well as scoring 371 runs.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 294 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.35 (261 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 83 HR's and they relinquish 3.77 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.117 and have a FIP of 3.61 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.45 (735 strikeouts vs 213 walks). They are sitting at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 570.
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score rate of 27.0% out of their 74 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 106 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with runners on. With 84 save situations, the Rays have accumulated 49 holds in addition to 10 blown saves. They rank 6th in the league with a save rate of 69.7%, and they have sent 248 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 33 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 67 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Rays have accrued 704 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 2,103 putouts this year. In 6,309 innings on the field, the Rays hold a defensive efficiency of 71.5% (5th in pro baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Yarbrough has surrendered 397 base knocks while accumulating 355 strikeouts in 425 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 192 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.160 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.70 and he has faced 1,764 hitters in his career. Yarbrough (32-19 record in his career) has a 4.07 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-125)
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