Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 8/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays (66-55) will compete against the Los Angeles Angels (52-70) at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The starting pitchers are Mike Mayers and Shane McClanahan.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are knocking in 3.8 runs/g, which ranks them 25th in MLB. They have accumulated 460 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .295. The Angels have recorded 156 two-baggers as a team and have hit 133 balls out of the park. They have tallied 441 runs batted in and 917 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is at .226. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .376 and have been rung up 1,173 times, while drawing a walk on 358 occasions.
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The Angels have a team earned run average of 3.87 on the year (15th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,040 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.25. Angels pitchers have surrendered 128 long balls and also 510 total runs (16th in MLB). They have walked 404 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.98 as a squad on the year.
The Angels have sent 367 relievers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 199 base runners for the season and 36.7% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 26 saves so far this year and have blown 19 out of their 45 chances to save the game. The Angels relief pitchers have a save rate of 57.8% and has come into the game in 97 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 50 holds on the season (26th in baseball). Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 126 times as well as having 113 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned 3,242 putouts for the season, as well as 1,040 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which has them ranked 12th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 102 double plays. The Angels have converted 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,726 innings on the diamond, ranking them 8th in pro baseball.
Mayers has thrown 215 innings and has totaled 230 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.98 (119 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.391. He has given up 222 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 77 free passes. Mayers (11-8 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.40 while he has faced 937 batters in the major leagues.
The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .378 and they average 4.11 runs per contest (23rd in baseball). They have notched 211 doubles, while getting a free base 376 times as well as putting up 497 runs. Tampa Bay has hit 108 home runs this year as well as 472 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,062 occasions (10th in the league) and have notched a total of 964 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for an on-base percentage of .307 as well as a team batting average of .238 so far this year.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 461 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.33 (399 earned runs given up). They have surrendered 125 dingers and they allow 3.85 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.136 and have a FIP of 3.64 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.60 (1,049 strikeouts vs 291 walks). They rank 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 933.
Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.2% out of their 143 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations and on 105 occasions with base runners. With 156 save situations, the Rays have recorded 91 holds in addition to 28 blown saves. They are ranked 26th in the league with a save percentage of 56.3%, and they have sent 425 relievers to the hill on the season. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 64 save opportunities and they have come away with 36 saves.
In 9,699 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (4th in MLB). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 83 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in baseball). The Rays have recorded 1,041 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 3,233 putouts over the course of the season.
During his pro baseball career, McClanahan has allowed 213 base knocks while accumulating 314 punch outs in 264 innings. McClanahan (21-11 mark in his career) has earned a 2.82 ERA while giving up 7.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 83 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.054 and having a FIP of 3.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.76 and he has gone up against 1,055 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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