Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (64-55) will compete against the Los Angeles Angels (52-68) at Tropicana Field on Monday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Tucker Davidson and Jeffrey Springs.
Los Angeles owns a slugging percentage of .378 and have struck out 1,153 times, while drawing a walk on 351 occasions. They have amassed 440 runs batted in in addition to 904 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .227. The Angels have compiled 155 doubles as a unit and have knocked 133 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 459 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .295. As a unit, the Los Angeles Angels are putting up 3.8 runs per game, which puts them at 24th in baseball.
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The Angels are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.88 this year (15th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,030 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.25. Angels pitchers have allowed 126 long balls and 504 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 395 batters and their FIP is 3.96 as a squad for the year.
Angels bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 126 times in addition to having 113 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 50 holds so far this year (25th in MLB). The Angels relievers have a save rate of 57.8% and stepped onto the hill in 97 save situations. They have compiled 26 saves on the year and have blown 19 out of their 45 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 199 base runners for the season with 36.7% of those players ended up scoring. The Angels have sent 361 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Angels have converted 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,582 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB. The Los Angeles Angels have 3,194 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,024 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which ranks 14th in pro baseball, and have 99 double plays.
Davidson has taken the hill for 47 frames and has 34 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Davidson (2-4 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.40 and he has gone up against 216 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.55 (29 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.574. He has surrendered 43 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) with 31 walks.
Tampa Bay has compiled 106 HRs on the year as well as 467 runs batted in. They have tallied 209 two-baggers, while getting a free base 369 times as well as notching 492 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .307 and a team batting average of .238 so far this season. The Rays have a team slugging % of .377 and they tally 4.13 runs per game (23rd in baseball). They have struck out on 1,053 occasions (8th in baseball) and have notched a total of 948 hits.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 458 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.38 (398 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 125 HR's and they relinquish 3.89 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.140 and have a FIP of 3.68 as a team so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.62 (1,027 strikeouts vs 284 free passes). They are currently ranked 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 923.
Sitting with 150 save situations, the Rays have earned 87 holds in addition to 28 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 62 save opportunities and they have walked away with 34 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 150 times in high leverage situations and on 102 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 25.4% out of 138 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 28th in baseball with a save percentage of 54.8%, and they have sent 418 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season.
In their 9,537 innings played, the Rays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (5th in the majors). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 82 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (12th in MLB). The Rays have recorded 1,025 assists, 60 errors and have a total of 3,179 putouts for the season.
Springs (15-8 career mark) holds a 3.83 earned run average while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.23 and he has faced 932 batters in his career. He has given up a total of 93 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.317 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Springs has allowed 211 base knocks while he has tallied 249 punch outs in 218 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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