Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 3/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Location: Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, FL
Drew Rasmussen and the Tampa Bay Rays (100-62 last season, 1st in AL East) travel to Hammond Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (73-89 last year, 5th in AL Central).
Tampa Bay had a slugging % of .428 and were called out on strikes 1,542 times, while taking a walk on 585 occasions. They accrued 810 RBI's and 1,335 base knocks for the previous season, and their average at the plate was .242. The Rays accumulated 288 doubles as a squad and hit 222 baseballs out of the stadium. They racked up 857 runs while having a team OBP of .321. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays notched 5.3 runs/g, which was 2nd in the league.
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The Rays finished with a team earned run average of 3.67 in the previous season (4th in the league), and the staff struck out 1,478 batters. Their pitching staff walked 436 opposing hitters and their FIP was 3.79 as a team last season. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.39 and the pitching staff had a team WHIP of 1.17. Rays pitchers conceded 184 long balls and 651 runs (5th in the league).
The Rays relievers recorded a save rate of 65.6% and came into the game in 159 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 166 runners for the previous season with 27.7% of those runners crossed the plate. Rays bullpen pitchers came into the game with players on base 126 times in addition to having 180 games in high leverage situations. The Rays had sent 531 relievers to the mound last year. The relievers racked up 91 holds during the previous year (9th in the league). They had 42 saves for the prior year and did not convert 22 of their 64 save opportunities.
The Tampa Bay Rays had a total of 4,367 putouts over the course of the prior season, as well as 1,358 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate held steady at .986 which ranked 9th in the majors, and had a total of 130 double plays. The Rays turned 1 of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7th innings on the diamond, which had them ranked in the majors 1310100.0%.
Rasmussen has taken the hill for 91 innings and is sitting with 94 K's so far in his career. Rasmussen (5-1 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.37 while going up against 378 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.35 (34 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.182. He has surrendered 74 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 34 walks.
The Twins had a team SLG% of .423 and they averaged 4.50 runs per contest (14th in the league). They recorded 271 doubles, while getting a free base 525 times and scoring 729 runs. Minnesota had 228 home runs in the previous season to go along with 690 runs batted in. They struck out on 1,405 occasions (14th in baseball) and had 1,311 hits. The Minnesota Twins recorded an OBP of .314 and a batting average of .241 during the previous year.
The Minnesota pitching staff given up 834 runs over the course of last season while having an ERA of 4.83 (762 earned runs conceded). They allowed 239 home runs and they conceded 5.29 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Twins finished with a team WHIP of 1.322 and were the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a squad in the previous season. Their K/BB ratio was 2.72 (1,317 strikeouts against 484 free passes). They were sitting at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,392.
Minnesota relief pitchers had an inherited score rate of 43.8% out of their 178 inherited runners. Their relievers came in 175 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with base runners. Ending the season with 154 save situations, the Twins amassed 89 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They ranked 5th in baseball holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they sent 529 bullpen pitchers to the mound last season. Minnesota called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 63 save chances and they walked away with 42 saves.
Minnesota Twins turned 139 double plays and had a fielding rate of .982 (28th in MLB). The Twins recorded 1,420 assists, 107 errors and had 4,258 putouts over the course of last season. Out of their 12,774 innings played, the Twins had a efficiency on defense of 69.2% (19th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Ober has surrendered 92 hits while totaling 96 K's in 92 innings pitched. Ober (3-3 record in his career) holds a 4.19 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 43 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 5.05 and he has faced 379 hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota
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