Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 9/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-161) Detroit (+125)
Comerica Park is the site where Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (67-75, 3rd in AL Central) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (88-53, 1st in AL East) on Sunday. The Rays open this contest at -161 while the Tigers are coming in at +125. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Ryan Yarbrough and Tarik Skubal.
The Rays have compiled 253 doubles as a team and have smacked 195 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .428 and have been rung up 1,363 times, while drawing a walk on 509 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 5.4 runs per game, which puts them at 1st in baseball. They have amassed 716 runs batted in and 1,166 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average comes in at .242. They have tallied 761 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .320.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.78 on the campaign (9th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,315 batters. They have walked 392 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.78 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.35 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.20. Rays pitchers have allowed 161 home runs and 588 runs in total (12th in baseball).
Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 111 times and also have had 159 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 77 holds for the year (10th in the league). The Rays relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 137 save situations. They have recorded 38 saves this season and have blown 19 of their 57 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 142 runners on the season with 30.3% of them ended up scoring. The Rays have sent 454 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 3,805 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,191 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 8th in MLB, and have accumulated 910 double plays. The Rays have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 11,415 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 14th in baseball.
Yarbrough has pitched in 480 innings and has earned 394 punch outs during his MLB career. Yarbrough (36-20 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.00 while facing 1,998 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.21 (225 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.173. He has surrendered 457 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 107 walks.
The Tigers have a team slugging % of .405 and they average 4.39 runs per outing (19th in baseball). They have tallied 207 two-baggers, while walking 430 times and putting up 623 runs. Detroit has recorded 163 long balls for the year as well as 602 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,341 occasions (4th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,147 hits. The Detroit Tigers are sitting with a team OBP of .308 and a batting average of .243 so far this year.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.376 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.63 as a staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,114 strikeouts vs 493 free passes). They are sitting at 27th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,214. They have surrendered 181 long balls and they relinquish 4.91 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 676 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.41 (608 earned runs surrendered).
With 122 save situations, the Tigers have amassed 65 holds and also 19 blown saves. Detroit has had relief pitchers enter the game in 53 save chances and they have recorded 34 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 142 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.8% out of their 204 inherited base runners. They rank 10th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.2%, and they have dispatched 505 relievers to the hill on the season.
In 11,166 innings on the field, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (21st in baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 117 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in MLB). The Tigers have 1,296 assists, 75 errors and have 3,722 putouts so far this year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Skubal has allowed 158 base knocks and he has 191 strikeouts in 168 frames. Skubal (9-16 career win-loss mark) has a 4.55 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 85 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.274 and a FIP of 5.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and he has gone up against 715 opposing hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+125)
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