Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+115) Philadelphia (-152)
Ranger Suarez and the Philadelphia Phillies (63-61, 2nd in NL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (77-48, 1st in AL East) at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Rays coming in at +115 and the Phillies are at -152. The O/U has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Drew Rasmussen and Ranger Suarez.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 5.3 runs/g, which puts them at 2nd in baseball. They have a total of 664 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .319. The Rays have earned 225 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 169 balls out of the park. They have 628 RBI's and 1,015 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .239. Tampa Bay is slugging .422 and have been called out on strikes 1,234 times, while drawing a walk on 466 occasions.
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The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.69 over the course of the season (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,177 hitters. They have walked 347 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.73 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.39 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.18. Rays pitchers have given up 139 home runs in addition to 514 runs (11th in baseball).
The Rays have dispatched 398 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 122 runners on the year and 30.3% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 32 saves for the season and have blown 14 of their 46 save opportunities. The Rays relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 69.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 117 save situations. The relievers have notched 69 holds over the course of the season (8th in the league). Rays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 99 times in addition to having 140 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 70.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,128 innings, which ranks them 9th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 3,376 putouts on the year, as well as 1,065 assists and 65 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which has them ranked 10th in the majors, and have accumulated 811 double plays.
Rasmussen has pitched in 62 innings and has earned 78 K's so far in his career. His ERA is 4.19 (29 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.364. He has allowed 54 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 31 free passes. Rasmussen (2-1 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.63 and he has gone up against 270 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Phillies hold a team SLG% of .403 and they score 4.46 runs per outing (16th in the league). They have 199 two-baggers, while walking 435 times as well as putting up 553 runs. Philadelphia has recorded 147 home runs this year and 527 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,104 instances (13th in the league) and have a total of 971 hits. The Philadelphia Phillies have accounted for an OBP of .317 and a batting average of .238 this year.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 575 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.41 (530 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 160 homers and they give up 4.78 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.303 with a FIP of 4.27 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.85 (1,117 strikeouts vs 392 free passes). They are sitting at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,018.
Philadelphia has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 54 save chances and they have converted 29 saves. They sit at 26th in the league holding a save percentage of 53.7%, and they have sent 387 relievers onto the field this year. Their relievers have taken the field 126 times in high leverage situations and on 107 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.2% out of their 163 inherited base runners. Sitting with 108 save situations, the Phillies have amassed 48 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 107 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in pro baseball). The Phillies have recorded 1,105 assists, 74 errors and have accounted for 3,248 putouts so far this year. In 9,744 innings on the field, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (24th in professional baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Suarez has given up 115 base hits while he has tallied 107 strikeouts in 122 innings. Suarez (12-7 career mark) has earned a 3.23 earned run average and has conceded 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 44 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.313 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and he has gone up against 521 hitters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-152)
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