Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 9/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-115) Cleveland (-105)
The Cleveland Guardians (86-68) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (85-69) at Progressive Field on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rays at -115 while the Guardians are sitting at -105. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jeffrey Springs and Cal Quantrill.
Tampa Bay is slugging .380 and have struck out 1,323 times, while being walked on 472 occasions. They have accrued 617 RBI's as well as 1,250 hits so far this season, while their batting average sits at .242. The Rays have accrued 285 doubles as a squad and have hit 134 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 649 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .310. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are earning 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in MLB.
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Rays pitchers have conceded 166 home runs and also 586 runs (7th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 368 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.71 as a unit on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.60 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. The Rays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.40 so far this year (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,325 batters.
The Rays have dispatched 552 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 176 runners over the course of the season with 25.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have recorded 44 saves over the course of the season and have blown 35 out of their 79 chances to get a save. The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 55.7% and stepped onto the hill in 197 save situations. The relievers have tallied 116 holds this season (1st in baseball). Rays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 132 times and also have had 191 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 4,118 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,316 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which is 15th in MLB, and have accumulated 106 double plays. The Rays have turned 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,354 innings, which has them sitting 4th in baseball.
Springs has taken the hill for 255 frames and has 290 punch outs so far in his career. Springs (19-9 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.78 and he has faced 1,089 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.66 (104 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.299. He has surrendered 244 base hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 88 free passes.
The Guardians hold a slugging % of .383 and they are earning 4.31 runs per contest (16th in the league). They have recorded 261 two-baggers, while taking a walk 431 times as well as putting up 664 runs. Cleveland has compiled 122 long balls this season as well as 629 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,050 occasions (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,340 base knocks. The Cleveland Guardians hold an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a team batting average of .253 for the year.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.169 with a FIP of 3.80 as a unit this season. They are sitting at 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,196. The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 607 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.52 (541 earned runs allowed). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.14 (1,315 strikeouts against 419 free passes). They have surrendered 165 HR's and they surrender 3.95 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 65 save chances and they have walked away with 47 saves. They rank 5th in MLB holding a save rate of 72.3%, and they have dispatched 479 relievers onto the diamond on the year. Their relievers have come in 160 times in high leverage situations and also on 131 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.7% out of their 175 inherited runners. With 129 save situations, the Guardians have amassed 60 holds and also 18 blown saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 123 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (22nd in professional baseball). The Guardians have recorded 1,375 assists, 90 errors and have accounted for 4,146 putouts this season. Out of their 12,438 innings on the diamond, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (5th in the majors).
Quantrill (30-16 career record) has a 3.58 ERA and has allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.78 and he has gone up against 1,923 hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 183 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.233 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. So far in his pro baseball career, Quantrill has conceded 437 base knocks while tallying 361 strikeouts in 460 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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