Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Friday, July 29, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (53-45) welcome the Cleveland Guardians (50-47) at Tropicana Field on Friday. The pitchers expected to start will be Shane Bieber and Jeffrey Springs.
The Guardians have hit 181 doubles as a unit and have hit 77 baseballs out of the stadium. Cleveland owns a slugging percentage of .389 and have been called out on strikes 675 times, while being walked on 280 occasions. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are notching 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 15th in baseball. They have accrued 408 runs batted in as well as 836 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .253. They have racked up 429 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .316.
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Guardians pitchers have surrendered 106 home runs and also 415 total runs (11th in the league). They have walked 280 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.01 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.81 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. The Guardians have a team ERA of 3.90 on the campaign (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 787 hitters.
The Guardians have sent 299 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 118 runners on the season and 30.5% of those runners crossed the plate. They have 24 saves on the season and have blown 11 of their 35 save opportunities. The Guardians bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 68.6% and has entered the game in 63 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 25 holds so far this year (30th in the league). Guardians relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 81 times and also have had 95 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Guardians have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 7,716 innings, which has them sitting 12th in baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 2,572 putouts on the year, in addition to 887 assists and 59 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them sitting 21st in MLB, and have accumulated 77 double plays.
Bieber has pitched in 614 innings and has accumulated 743 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 3.34 (228 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.124. He has conceded 548 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 143 walks. Bieber (45-24 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.05 while facing 2,498 batters in the majors.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a team OBP of .308 as well as a batting average of .241 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 865 occasions (5th in baseball) and have earned 794 base hits. Tampa Bay has accounted for 91 HRs on the season to go along with 389 RBIs. The Rays hold a team slugging % of .384 and they are recording 4.18 runs per outing (22nd in baseball). They have 174 two-baggers, while taking a walk 294 times as well as putting up 410 runs.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.161 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.85 as a squad over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 769. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 386 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.43 (332 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 3.44 (839 strikeouts vs 244 free passes). They have yielded 111 home runs and they concede 3.98 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 22.5% out of their 120 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 125 times in high leverage situations in addition to 89 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 123 save situations, the Rays have 69 holds in addition to 25 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB with a save rate of 52.8%, and they have dispatched 351 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 53 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 70 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in MLB). The Rays have 831 assists, 50 errors and have 2,618 putouts for the year. In 7,854 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (6th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Springs has allowed 195 base knocks and he has 226 K's in 197 innings. Springs (13-7 record in his career) has earned a 3.96 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 87 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.356 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 848 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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