Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (22-24) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (28-19) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers are Ryan Yarbrough and Martin Perez.
The Rays have accumulated 72 doubles as a unit and have hit 48 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay is slugging .383 and have struck out 403 times, while being walked on 131 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are recording 4.2 runs per contest, which is 17th in the league. They have accumulated 187 RBI's and 366 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .234. They have racked up 198 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .296.
Get all of our MLB Parlay Picks
The Rays hold a team earned run average of 3.23 this year (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 415 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.52 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.09. Rays pitchers have allowed 51 home runs in addition to 184 runs (11th in baseball). They have walked 118 opposing players and their FIP is 3.70 as a unit so far this season.
The Rays have sent 176 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 56 base runners on the campaign with 23.2% of those runners crossed home plate. They have compiled 14 saves for the season and have blown 10 of their 24 save chances. The Rays relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 58.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 34 holds on the campaign (7th in MLB). Rays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 44 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a total of 1,269 putouts on the year, as well as 396 assists and 30 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which puts them in 22nd in baseball, and they have turned 31 double plays. The Rays have converted 72.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,807 innings on the field, which ranks them 3rd in professional baseball.
Yarbrough (37-24 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.04 while going up against 2,169 batters in the majors. He has allowed 498 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 117 walks. His ERA is 4.29 (248 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.183. Yarbrough has thrown 520 innings and has racked up 423 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Texas Rangers have tallied an on-base percentage of .292 as well as a team batting average of .231 on the season. They have been rung up on 380 occasions (20th in the league) and have 356 base knocks. Texas is sitting with 51 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 185 runs batted in. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .372 and they are earning 4.33 runs per contest (14th in baseball). They have recorded 55 doubles, while taking a walk 127 times as well as recording 199 runs.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.301 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 (392 strikeouts against 165 bases on balls). They rank 11th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 362. They have conceded 49 long balls and they yield 4.29 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 193 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 3.95 (178 earned runs yielded).
Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.1% out of 61 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 39 save situations, the Rangers have earned 24 holds and also 5 blown saves. They are currently ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 163 relievers to the mound this year. Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 15 save chances and they have come away with 10 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 41 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .980 (26th in the majors). The Rangers have recorded 430 assists, 34 errors and have 1,217 putouts this year. In 3,651 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.5% (18th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Perez has given up 1,273 base hits while tallying 784 strikeouts in 1,159 innings pitched. Perez (66-71 career record) has earned a 4.56 ERA while surrendering 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 587 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.456 and having a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.89 and he has faced 5,041 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks