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2022 MLB Handicapping
(28-40-0) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays (37-32-0)
Date: Friday, June 24th
Time: 07:10 ETPM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field Tampa Bay
Projected Pitchers: Mitch Keller vs. Jeffrey Springs
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates 170 Rays -210
MLB run line Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
Heading into the game, the Pittsburgh Pirates have an overall record of 28-40-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 12-20. In the NL Central division, Pittsburgh currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 31-38-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 25.0% of their games. The Pirates’ over-under record is 28-35-6.
For Pittsburgh, Mitch Keller gets the start with an overall record of 2-5. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 4.72. So far, he is lasting an average of 4.69 innings per outing, as well as 7.38 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 3.84 per 9. In total, Keller has given up 6 home runs.
So far, the Pirates bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relievers have a combined ERA of 4.14.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they are averaging just 3.60 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -96.0. The Pirates head into the game ranked just 28th in team batting average. Pittsburgh combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.242. Placing them 21st. In terms of stolen bases, the Pirates are doing so near the league average, at 0.81 per game.
Pittsburgh has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.78 per game. Currently, the team is ranked 0.81 in double plays turned.
Heading into the game, the Tampa Bay Rays have an overall record of 37-32-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 22-15. In the AL East division, Tampa Bay currently sits 4th So far, the team has gone 33-36-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 71.0% of their games. The Rays’ over-under record is 30-36-3.
For Tampa Bay, Jeffrey Springs get the start with an overall record of 3-2. This includes a strong ERA of 2.0 So far, he is lasting an average of 3.18 innings per outing. as well as 9.33 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.17 per 9. In total, Springs has given up 5 home runs.
So far, the Rays bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 3.04.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Tampa Bay Rays, as they are averaging just 4.03 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 15.0. The Rays head into the game ranked just 24th in team batting average. Tampa Bay combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.238. Placing them below average. With runners on base, the Rays are averaging just 0.71 stolen bases per game.
Tampa Bay has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.64 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays below the league average, at just 0.71 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League East.
- Pirates are 26-58 in their last 84 interleague road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. National League Central.
- Rays are 42-14 in their last 56 interleague home games vs. a team with a losing record.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Heading into this game, the pitching matchup heavily favors the Tampa Bay Rays. In addition to holding the edge in ERA, Jeffrey Springs has a better WHIP of 0.98 compared to Mitch Keller at 1.44. I expect a strong performance from Mitch Keller, as the Rays offense is ranked just 24th . Jeffrey Springs, has an excellent matchup against Pirates offense ranked just 0.220.
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