Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-152) Detroit (+120)
Michael Wacha and the Tampa Bay Rays (88-52, 1st in AL East) go to Comerica Park on Friday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (66-75, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this matchup at +120 while the Rays are coming in at -152. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Michael Wacha and Matthew Boyd.
Tampa Bay is slugging .428 and have been called out on strikes 1,353 times, while taking a walk on 504 occasions. They have tallied 712 RBI's as well as 1,156 hits on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .242. The Rays have accumulated 251 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 195 baseballs out of the park. They have 757 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 5.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB.
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Rays pitchers have surrendered 158 home runs in addition to 578 total runs (12th in the league). They have walked 388 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.77 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Rays have a team ERA of 3.74 so far this season (6th in the league), and they have rung up 1,302 batters.
The Rays have sent 449 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 138 runners for the year and 29.0% of them crossed the plate. They have tallied 38 saves so far this year and have missed out on 18 of their 56 save chances. The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 67.9% and has come into the game in 135 save situations. The bullpen have notched 76 holds so far this season (10th in the league). Rays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 109 times and also have had 157 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have transformed 69.8% of balls in play into outs in their 11,343 innings, which ranks them 13th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 3,781 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,186 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 6th in the majors, and have earned 904 double plays.
Wacha (63-47 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.09 while he has gone up against 4,287 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 1,013 hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 334 free passes. His earned run average is 4.17 (464 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. Wacha has taken the ball for 1,002 innings and has totaled 894 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .403 and they earn 4.35 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have notched 205 doubles, while getting a free base 426 times as well as scoring 613 runs. Detroit has compiled 160 home runs this season to go along with 592 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 1,328 occasions (4th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,136 hits. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with an on-base percentage of .308 as well as a team batting average of .243 over the course of the season.
The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 672 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.42 (604 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 181 long balls and they allow 4.91 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.374 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.65 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.26 (1,104 strikeouts against 488 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,204.
Detroit has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 52 save chances and they have recorded 34 saves. They rank 10th in baseball holding a save rate of 65.4%, and they have dispatched 500 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 142 times in high leverage situations in addition to 131 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.0% out of their 203 inherited base runners. With 120 save situations, the Tigers have compiled 64 holds and 18 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have twisted 117 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in pro baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,286 assists, 75 errors and have a tally of 3,695 putouts this season. Out of their 11,085 innings played, the Tigers have a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (19th in professional baseball).
Boyd (37-62 career record) has a 4.96 ERA while giving up 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 and he has gone up against 3,374 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 432 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.327 and a FIP of 4.7. During his career, Boyd has given up 793 base hits while he has accumulated 759 strikeouts in 784 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+120)
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