Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+108) Los Angeles (-118)
Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (15-15, 4th in AL East) head to Angel Stadium on Wednesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (13-14, 4th in AL West). The Rays open this matchup at +108 while the Angels are coming in at -118. The over/under is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Ryan Yarbrough and Andrew Heaney.
The Rays have earned 52 doubles as a team and have hit 30 baseballs out of the park. Tampa Bay is slugging .371 and have been called out on strikes 306 times, while taking a walk on 103 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB. They have accumulated 117 RBI's and 226 hits this year, and their team batting average sits at .224. They have tallied 126 runs while having a team OBP of .306.
Rays pitchers have conceded 30 home runs in addition to 134 runs (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 85 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.61 as a squad on the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Rays have an earned run average of 4.12 on the season (17th in the league), and their staff has struck out 270 batters.
The Rays relievers have recorded a save rate of 62.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 38 save situations. The relievers have inherited 29 base runners so far this season and 27.6% of them earned a run for their team. Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 24 times as well as having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 92 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen have earned 22 holds over the course of the season (3rd in baseball). They have earned 10 saves on the campaign and have blown 6 out of their 16 save opportunities.
The Tampa Bay Rays have amassed 814 putouts so far this season, as well as 258 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding rate is at .991 which is 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 185 double plays. The Rays have transformed 70.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,442 innings, which ranks them 16th in MLB.
Yarbrough has pitched in 378 innings and is sitting with 315 K's so far in his MLB career. Yarbrough (29-19 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.80 and he has faced 1,569 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.02 (169 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.164. He has surrendered 352 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 88 free passes.
Los Angeles has accounted for 39 home runs for the year as well as 117 runs batted in. They have recorded 38 two-baggers, while getting a free base 69 times as well as racking up 128 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have earned a team OBP of .319 in addition to a team batting average of .260 this year. The Angels have a team slugging % of .433 and they are recording 4.74 runs per game (10th in MLB). They have been rung up on 218 occasions (26th in the league) and have a total of 243 hits.
The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.395 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.86 as a team so far this year. They have a ranking of 20th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 227. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 148 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 5.05 (133 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 (287 strikeouts vs 104 walks). They have allowed 31 dingers and they allow 5.62 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Los Angeles bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 47.3% out of their 55 inherited base runners. Their relievers have come in 27 times in high leverage situations and on 42 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 18 save situations, the Angels have 8 holds and also 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 95 bullpen pitchers onto the field over the course of the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 10 save chances and they have earned 5 saves.
In 2,139 innings played, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 65.5% (30th in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 17 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .975 (30th in the majors). The Angels have 245 assists, 25 errors and have accumulated 713 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Heaney has surrendered 510 hits while earning 534 punch outs in 528 frames. Heaney (25-31 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.48 earned run average and has surrendered 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 263 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.243 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 2,224 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-118)
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