Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-125) Tampa Bay (+110)
Tropicana Field is the location where the Tampa Bay Rays (11-8) will take on the Minnesota Twins (11-8) on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Twins at -125 and the Rays are coming in at +110. The over/under is 9. The men taking the mound will be Chris Archer and Shane McClanahan.
The Twins have accounted for 25 doubles as a unit and have smacked 20 balls out of the stadium. Minnesota is slugging .369 and have struck out 170 times, while drawing a walk on 73 occasions. As a unit, the Minnesota Twins are knocking in 4.0 runs per contest, which has them at 17th in baseball. They have accounted for 68 RBI's as well as 136 hits on the season, and their batting average sits at .225. They have accumulated 75 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .314.
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Twins pitchers have conceded 20 long balls in addition to 61 runs (5th in the league). They have walked 58 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.80 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.76 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Twins have a team earned run average of 3.11 so far this year (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 160 batters.
The Twins have dispatched 60 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 19 runners on the season with 42.1% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 3 saves on the campaign and have blown 3 of 6 save opportunities. The Twins relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 6 holds over the course of the season (29th in baseball). Twins relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 13 times in addition to having 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Twins have converted 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of 1,512 innings, ranking them 6th in baseball. The Minnesota Twins have notched a total of 504 putouts this year, in addition to 154 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .988 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and have earned 14 double plays.
Archer (61-81 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.67 while he has gone up against 5,335 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 1,154 hits (8.2 hits per nine innings) and has had 434 walks. His earned run average is 3.87 (544 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.255. Archer has pitched in 1,265 innings and is sitting with 1,380 K's thus far in his career.
The Rays have a SLG% of .384 and they have an average of 4.21 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have tallied 30 two-baggers, while taking a walk 67 times as well as notching 80 runs. Tampa Bay has accumulated 16 home runs for the season to go along with 76 RBIs. They have struck out on 167 occasions (15th in the league) and have accounted for 152 base knocks. The Tampa Bay Rays have an OBP of .322 and a batting average of .245 so far this season.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.096 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.44 as a unit so far this year. They sit at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 128. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 74 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.09 (57 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.22 (174 strikeouts against 54 walks). They have allowed 17 home runs and they yield 4.01 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league).
Sitting with 21 save situations, the Rays have compiled 13 holds and also 2 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 8 save opportunities and they have tallied 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 20 times in high leverage situations and on 19 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 19.2% out of 26 inherited runners. They are ranked 11th in the league holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 73 relievers to the hill this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have gotten 10 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in the majors). The Rays have accrued 160 assists, 13 errors and have a tally of 498 putouts over the course of the season. In 1,494 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.1% (5th in the majors).
In his MLB career, McClanahan has allowed 136 base hits while he has earned 172 K's in 145 frames. He has surrendered 53 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and having a FIP of 3.2. His K/BB ratio is 4.10 and he has gone up against 603 opposing hitters in his MLB career. McClanahan (11-7 career mark) is the owner of a 3.28 earned run average and has conceded 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-125)
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