Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 9/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+135) Cleveland (-155)
The Cleveland Guardians (86-67) are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (84-69) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The odds on this game have the Rays at +135 and the Guardians are coming in at -155. The betting total comes in at 7. The starting pitchers will be Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.2 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They are sitting with 643 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. The Rays have hit 282 doubles as a squad and have knocked 133 balls out of the park. They have 612 RBI's as well as 1,243 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average sits at .242. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .381 and have been called out on strikes 1,310 times, while being walked on 471 occasions.
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The Rays have a team ERA of 3.41 on the campaign (4th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,315 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.62 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. Rays pitchers have relinquished 166 long balls in addition to 581 runs in total (7th in the league). They have walked 363 opposing players and their FIP is 3.71 as a unit on the campaign.
The Rays relievers have earned a save rate of 55.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 192 save situations. The relievers have inherited 174 runners for the year with 25.9% of them earned a run for their team. Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 129 times in addition to having 184 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have sent 544 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relievers have earned 113 holds so far this season (1st in the league). They have compiled 43 saves on the campaign and have blown 34 of their 77 save chances.
The Rays have turned 71.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,255 innings, ranking them 4th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 4,085 putouts on the year, as well as 1,303 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which ranks 16th in MLB, and they have twisted 105 double plays.
Kluber has pitched in 1,577 frames and is sitting with 1,674 K's in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.30 (579 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.108. He has conceded 1,403 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 345 walks. Kluber (113-70 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.09 and he has faced 6,390 batters in the majors.
The Guardians have a team SLG% of .383 and they are earning 4.31 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have hit 261 doubles, while walking 426 times and racking up 659 runs. Cleveland has knocked in 122 home runs for the season to go along with 624 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,040 occasions (30th in baseball) and have recorded 1,324 hits. The Cleveland Guardians have earned an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .252 for the season.
The Guardians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.172 in addition to having a FIP of 3.81 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.11 (1,302 strikeouts against 418 bases on balls). They rank 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,189. They have relinquished 164 homers and they give up 3.95 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 601 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.52 (536 earned runs surrendered).
Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 65 save chances and they have walked away with 47 saves. They sit at 5th in the league with a save percentage of 72.3%, and they have dispatched 474 relievers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 157 times in high leverage situations and on 129 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of 175 inherited base runners. With 129 save situations, the Guardians have tallied 60 holds in addition to 18 blown saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 123 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (22nd in MLB). The Guardians have recorded 1,368 assists, 89 errors and have a total of 4,113 putouts on the season. Out of their 12,339 innings played, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (6th in pro baseball).
Bieber (53-26 career mark) is the owner of a 3.16 ERA and has allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 5.41 and he has faced 2,790 opposing hitters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 243 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.094 and having a FIP of 3.0. In his career, Bieber has given up 605 hits and he has 822 K's in 692 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+135)
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