Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 5/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-105) Los Angeles (-115)
Angel Stadium is the site where the Los Angeles Angels (20-11) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (18-12) on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has Tampa Bay at -105 and Los Angeles is sitting at -115. The total has been set at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Shane McClanahan and Shohei Ohtani.
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 10th in MLB. They have earned 133 runs and have an OBP of .315. The Rays have recorded 51 doubles as a team and have knocked 29 balls out of the park. They have compiled 124 runs batted in in addition to 248 hits on the year, while their team batting average is at .246. Tampa Bay owns a slugging percentage of .395 and have been called out on strikes 270 times, while drawing a walk on 95 occasions.
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The Rays have an ERA of 3.53 so far this year (12th in the league), and their staff has struck out 264 batters. They have walked 82 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.76 as a unit on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.22 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. Rays pitchers have surrendered 33 home runs and 126 runs in total (25th in MLB).
Rays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 26 times and also have had 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 19 holds for the year (13th in the league). The Rays bullpen have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. They have tallied 8 saves this season and have blown 4 of 12 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 runners on the year with 20.0% of those runners ended up scoring. The Rays have dispatched 111 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Rays have turned 72.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,388 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB. The Tampa Bay Rays have 796 putouts this season, as well as 250 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which has them ranked 17th in MLB, and have a total of 16 double plays.
McClanahan has pitched in 155 innings and has totaled 188 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.35 (58 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.214. He has allowed 143 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 46 walks. McClanahan (12-8 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.27 while he has faced 645 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Los Angeles Angels hold a team OBP of .324 as well as a batting average of .243 for the year. They have been rung up on 283 occasions (1st in MLB) and have accounted for 247 base hits. Los Angeles has tallied 40 home runs so far this season to go along with 145 runs batted in. The Angels have a team slugging percentage of .416 and they have an average of 4.84 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have put up 47 doubles, while getting a free base 114 times and putting up 150 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.135 with a FIP of 3.80 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.84 (250 strikeouts vs 88 walks). They sit at 19th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 224. They have relinquished 31 home runs and they concede 3.76 runs per 9 innings (7th in MLB). The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 115 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.50 (107 earned runs allowed).
Los Angeles has called on relievers to take the mound in 12 save chances and they have walked away with 9 saves. They are currently ranked 5th in the league holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 101 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 23 times in high leverage situations and also on 35 occasions with base runners. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.4% out of their 55 inherited runners. Sitting with 34 save situations, the Angels have tallied 21 holds and also 3 blown saves.
Out of their 2,475 innings on the field, the Angels have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.7% (4th in baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 23 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (20th in baseball). The Angels have recorded 269 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 825 putouts for the year.
During his career, Ohtani has surrendered 161 base hits while tallying 263 punch outs in 210 frames. Ohtani (16-7 career record) has a 3.47 ERA while surrendering 6.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 81 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.143 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 and he has gone up against 868 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-115) and under 7 runs
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