Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+120) Diamondbacks (-130)
David Peralta and the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-34, 5th in NL West) host the Texas Rangers (19-34, 5th in AL West) at Chase Field on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have the Rangers priced at +120 and the Diamondbacks are at -130. The total is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jordan Lyles and Caleb Smith.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/21/2020 Ronald Guzman 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/20/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/19/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/14/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/13/2020 Jose Trevino C Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Out for the season
9/6/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Hamstring Out for the season
9/5/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
9/20/2020 Josh Rojas 2B Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Ketel Marte 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/9/2020 Merrill Kelly SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/1/2020 Jeremy Beasley RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Out for the season
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 19-34 overall record this season. Lyles has pitched in 959 frames and is sitting with 725 punchouts in his career. His earned run average is 5.21 (555 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.439. He has allowed 1,044 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 336 free passes. Lyles (44-65 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.67 while he has faced 4,234 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 204 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 411 base hits and 251 earned runs. They have allowed 68 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 215 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team Texas is hitting .214, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .357 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Nick Solak is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 48 hits this season in 186 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .339 and an OPS+ of 78. Joey Gallo is hitting .187 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 166 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Rangers have 363 hits, including 71 doubles and 52 home runs. Texas has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 20-34 overall mark this year. Smith (15-18 career win-loss mark) has a 4.66 ERA while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.54 and he has gone up against 1,096 hitters during his pro baseball career. During his career, Smith has conceded 217 base knocks while accumulating 284 K's in 257 frames. He has conceded 133 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.280 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 202 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 460 base knocks and 259 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 221 hitters and struck out 469 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.23.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 22nd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. David Peralta comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .327. He has 54 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 188 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .420 with an OPS+ of 99. Kole Calhoun is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 40 hits in 172 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .547. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 416 base hits, including 93 doubles and 50 homers. Arizona has walked 161 times this year and they have struck out on 427 occasions. They have had 351 men left on base and have an OPS of .678. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 226 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks (-130)
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