Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-245) Detroit (+205)
The Detroit Tigers (42-65) will compete against the Tampa Bay Rays (56-49) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Rays at -245 while the Tigers are sitting at +205. The total comes in at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shane McClanahan and Garrett Hill.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 22nd in MLB. They have tallied 430 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .307. The Rays have accumulated 183 doubles as a unit and have hit 95 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 407 runs batted in in addition to 842 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .239. Tampa Bay is slugging .379 and have been rung up 930 times, while drawing a walk on 318 occasions.
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Rays pitchers have conceded 115 home runs and also 409 total runs (6th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 256 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.76 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.52 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.15. The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.40 so far this year (4th in the league), and they have struck out 900 hitters.
Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 91 times and also have had 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 74 holds for the year (2nd in MLB). The Rays bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 54.5% and has come into the game in 130 save situations. They have earned 30 saves for the season and have not converted 25 out of their 55 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 125 base runners on the year and 23.2% of those runners crossed the plate. The Rays have dispatched 372 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 2,804 putouts this year, as well as 891 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them ranked 13th in baseball, and have a total of 72 double plays. The Rays have turned 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,412 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in the majors.
McClanahan has taken the ball for 245 frames and has accumulated 299 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. McClanahan (20-10 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 2.97 while going up against 976 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 2.75 (75 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.052. He has given up 198 base knocks (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 60 free passes.
Detroit has tallied 63 long balls for the year as well as 327 runs batted in. They have put up 149 doubles, while taking a walk 256 times as well as notching 342 runs. The Detroit Tigers have an OBP of .284 as well as a batting average of .226 for the season. The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .332 and they are scoring 3.20 runs per contest (30th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 919 instances (9th in the league) and have notched a total of 795 hits.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.276 with a FIP of 4.01 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.40 (781 strikeouts against 326 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 862. They have surrendered 102 dingers and they yield 4.55 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 471 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 4.04 (418 earned runs yielded).
With 98 save situations, the Tigers have 61 holds and 10 blown saves. Detroit has had relievers enter the contest in 35 save chances and they have tallied 25 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 96 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.2% of 125 inherited runners. They sit at 6th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 382 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Detroit Tigers have gotten 90 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Tigers have recorded 914 assists, 63 errors and are sitting with 2,795 putouts this season. Out of their 8,385 innings played, the Tigers have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (10th in the majors).
Hill (1-3 career win-loss record) holds a 5.88 earned run average while surrendering 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.00 and he has faced 112 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered a total of 17 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.346 and a FIP of 5.7. So far in his career, Hill has allowed 24 base hits while accumulating 11 strikeouts in 26 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Detroit (+205) and under 7 runs
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