Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+185) Tampa Bay (-225)
The Detroit Tigers (12-23) are hitting the road to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (21-14). The moneyline on this game has the Tigers at +185 while the Rays are coming in at -225. The over/under is 6.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Beau Brieske and Shane McClanahan.
The Tigers have accrued 46 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 16 balls out of the stadium. Detroit is slugging .317 and have struck out 290 times, while being walked on 99 occasions. As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 2.9 runs per game, which has them at 30th in the league. They have accumulated 98 runs batted in as well as 254 hits for the season, while their team batting average is at .225. They have notched a total of 100 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .292.
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The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 3.42 on the year (7th in the league), and the staff has rung up 261 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Tigers pitchers have surrendered 31 home runs in addition to 133 runs in total (9th in the league). They have walked 110 hitters and their FIP is 3.83 as a squad this season.
Tigers pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 24 times in addition to having 35 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have racked up 18 holds so far this season (16th in baseball). The Tigers relievers have a save percentage of 70.0% and has entered the game in 29 save situations. They have tallied 7 saves on the year and have missed out on 3 out of their 10 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 39 runners this season and 20.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Tigers have sent 123 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for 916 putouts this year, in addition to 295 assists and 20 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which is 20th in the majors, and have a total of 24 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 72.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,748 innings, ranking them 3rd in MLB.
Brieske has taken the hill for 21 innings and has racked up 11 punch outs in his career. Brieske (0-2 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 6.58 and he has faced 87 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.86 (9 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.190. He has allowed 15 hits (6.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 10 walks.
Tampa Bay is sitting with 31 long balls so far this year to go along with 135 runs batted in. They have 55 two-baggers, while getting a free base 103 times as well as putting up 146 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have a team OBP of .301 in addition to a batting average of .234 on the season. The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .375 and they earn 4.17 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have struck out on 306 occasions (10th in baseball) and have tallied 272 hits.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.119 in addition to having a FIP of 3.82 as a squad so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.34 (301 strikeouts vs 90 free passes). They sit at 12th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 257. They have allowed 40 long balls and they relinquish 4.27 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 147 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.63 (125 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 16.3% out of 43 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 44 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 41 save situations, the Rays have accrued 23 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 64.7%, and they have sent 134 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Tampa Bay has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 17 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 19 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (16th in professional baseball). The Rays have racked up 294 assists, 19 errors and have earned 931 putouts this year. In 2,793 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.4% (5th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, McClanahan has surrendered 146 base knocks and he has 199 strikeouts in 162 frames. McClanahan (12-8 mark in his career) has earned a 3.21 ERA while conceding 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 58 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.186 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.23 and he has faced 669 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+185)
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