Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 9/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+170) Tampa Bay (-205)
The Tampa Bay Rays (92-59) will try to beat the Los Angeles Angels (68-82) at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has Los Angeles at +170 and Tampa Bay is at -205. The total is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Patrick Sandoval and Taj Bradley.
The Angels have compiled 231 doubles as a unit and have smacked 216 baseballs out of the stadium. Los Angeles is slugging .428 and have struck out 1,402 times, while drawing a walk on 491 occasions. As a team, the Los Angeles Angels are recording 4.6 runs per outing, which is 15th in the league. They have accumulated 664 RBI's in addition to 1,250 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is at .246. They have tallied 690 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. Angels pitchers have allowed 193 long balls and also 774 runs (25th in baseball). Los Angeles has conceded 1,300 hits (8.8 per 9 innings) and also 693 earned runs. The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.70 on the campaign (23rd in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,345 batters. They have walked 578 hitters and their FIP is 4.61 as a squad this year.
The Angels have sent 455 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 188 base runners for the year and 44.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 42 saves so far this year and have not converted 26 of 68 save opportunities. The Angels bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 61.8% and has come into the game in 160 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 90 holds for the year (8th in the league). Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 120 times as well as having 157 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Los Angeles Angels have earned a total of 3,981 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,197 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 25th in pro baseball, and have a total of 112 double plays. The Angels have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,943 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 25th in pro baseball.
Sandoval has taken the hill for 448 innings and has accounted for 439 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.93 (196 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.365. He has allowed 419 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 193 free passes. Sandoval (17-37 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 1,945 batters during his time in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay has hit 216 home runs for the year and 763 RBIs. They have recorded 257 doubles, while getting a free base 477 times as well as racking up 795 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for a team OBP of .329 as well as a batting average of .257 on the year. The Rays have a SLG% of .444 and they earn 5.26 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,319 occasions (11th in MLB) and have tallied 1,313 base hits.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.163 in addition to having a FIP of 3.78 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.30 (1,389 strikeouts vs 408 walks). They come in at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,154. They have given up 161 home runs and they surrender 4.01 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 599 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 3.77 (562 earned runs conceded).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.2% out of their 169 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 152 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 147 save situations, the Rays have 73 holds in addition to 29 blown saves. They rank 20th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.3%, and they have sent 494 relievers to the hill for the year. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers take the mound in 73 save opportunities and they have tallied 44 saves.
In their 12,087 innings on the field, the Rays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (2nd in the majors). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 110 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in baseball). The Rays have 1,315 assists, 64 errors and have a tally of 4,029 putouts over the course of the season.
Bradley (5-7 career record) has earned a 5.56 earned run average while giving up 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and he has faced 401 opposing hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 56 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.412 and having a FIP of 4.6. So far in his pro baseball career, Bradley has allowed 92 base hits while accumulating 118 strikeouts in 90 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+170)
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