Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+105) Los Angeles (-115)
Angel Stadium is the venue where Jose Quintana and the Los Angeles Angels (13-13, 4th in AL West) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (14-15, 4th in AL East) on Tuesday. The Angels open this game at -115 while the Rays are coming in at +105. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Shane McClanahan and Jose Quintana.
The Rays have accrued 51 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 28 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay is slugging .368 and have been called out on strikes 291 times, while drawing a walk on 97 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 18th in the league. They have earned 110 RBI's and 217 base knocks on the season, and their team batting average is .223. They have earned 119 runs and have an on-base percentage of .304.
The Rays have an ERA of 4.15 for the year (18th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 259 hitters. They have walked 80 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.55 as a unit so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.24 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. Rays pitchers have relinquished 28 home runs in addition to 131 runs in total (22nd in MLB).
The Rays relievers have earned a save rate of 62.5% and has come into the game in 36 save situations. The relievers have inherited 28 runners on the season with 28.6% of those runners crossed the plate. Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 23 times and also have had 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 89 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have racked up 20 holds for the season (5th in MLB). They have compiled 10 saves this season and have not converted 6 of 16 chances to save the game.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 787 putouts so far this season, as well as 247 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .990 which has them ranked 2nd in MLB, and have accumulated 180 double plays. The Rays have transformed 70.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,361 innings, which has them sitting 15th in baseball.
McClanahan has taken the mound for 4 frames and has earned 5 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 4.50 (2 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.250. He has conceded 5 hits (11.3 hits per nine innings) with 0 walks. McClanahan (0-0 career record) has a FIP of 3.86 while he has gone up against 15 opposing batters during his time in the majors.
The Los Angeles Angels have an OBP of .318 and a team batting average of .262 on the year. They have been rung up on 207 instances (26th in MLB) and have 237 hits. Los Angeles is sitting with 37 home runs on the year as well as 114 RBIs. The Angels hold a team SLG% of .431 and they earn 4.81 runs per game (7th in the league). They have 36 two-baggers, while getting a free base 64 times as well as scoring 125 runs.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.385 in addition to having a FIP of 3.82 as a staff on the season. They rank 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 218. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 141 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.97 (126 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.78 (272 strikeouts vs 98 bases on balls). They have given up 29 home runs and they surrender 5.56 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 50.0% out of their 52 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 27 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with runners on base. With 18 save situations, the Angels have compiled 8 holds and 5 blown saves. They sit at 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 91 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to enter the contest in 10 save chances and they have earned 5 saves.
The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 17 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .974 (30th in MLB). The Angels have recorded 235 assists, 25 errors and have earned a total of 686 putouts for the season. In their 2,058 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 65.5% (30th in baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Quintana has surrendered 1,488 hits and he has 1,329 punch outs in 1,508 frames. He has surrendered 634 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.275 and having a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.06 and he has faced 6,315 opposing batters during his MLB career. Quintana (83-79 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.78 earned run average while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-115)
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