Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+100) Los Angeles (-120)
The Tampa Bay Rays (18-11) are headed to Angel Stadium on Tuesday where they will play the Los Angeles Angels (19-11). The odds on this game have the Rays at +100 while the Angels are at -120. The total is 8.5. The starting pitchers are Corey Kluber and Reid Detmers.
Tampa Bay is slugging .395 and have struck out 257 times, while taking a walk on 93 occasions. They have recorded 122 runs batted in and 238 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .245. The Rays have tallied 49 doubles as a squad and have hit 28 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 130 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .316. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 8th in MLB.
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The Rays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.26 so far this season (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 256 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.24 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.10. Rays pitchers have given up 29 long balls and 115 total runs (17th in baseball). They have walked 79 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.60 as a team over the course of the season.
Rays relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 26 times as well as having 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 19 holds on the season (13th in baseball). The Rays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 32 save situations. They have recorded 8 saves on the year and have blown 4 out of their 12 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 base runners on the season with 20.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Rays have sent 108 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Rays have converted 72.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 2,316 innings, which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for 772 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 244 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them ranked 17th in the majors, and have accumulated 16 double plays.
Kluber has taken the hill for 1,449 innings and has tallied 1,569 punch outs so far in his career. Kluber (104-62 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.04 while he has faced 5,847 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.18 (512 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.099. He has surrendered 1,261 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 332 walks.
Los Angeles has accumulated 36 home runs over the course of the season as well as 134 RBIs. They have 45 two-baggers, while taking a walk 111 times as well as scoring 139 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have compiled an OBP of .322 and a batting average of .241 this season. The Angels have a team slugging % of .405 and they score 4.63 runs per contest (5th in baseball). They have been rung up on 275 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have earned 236 base hits.
The Angels have a WHIP of 1.128 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.84 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.76 (237 strikeouts vs 86 bases on balls). They are sitting at 14th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 214. They have surrendered 30 home runs and they allow 3.79 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 112 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.55 (105 earned runs yielded).
Los Angeles has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 12 save opportunities and they have tallied 9 saves. They sit at 6th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 97 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 22 times in high leverage situations and on 33 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 34.6% out of 52 inherited runners. With 33 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 20 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In 2,394 innings played, the Angels hold a defensive efficiency of 73.2% (2nd in MLB). The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 23 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in professional baseball). The Angels have recorded 264 assists, 17 errors and have earned 798 putouts so far this year.
During his MLB career, Detmers has conceded 44 base hits and he has 37 punch outs in 42 frames. Detmers (2-4 mark in his career) has a 6.33 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 30 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.453 and having a FIP of 5.4. His K/BB ratio is 2.06 and he has faced 192 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-120) and under 8.5 runs
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