Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+135) Diamondbacks (-155)
Chase Field is the site where Kole Calhoun and the Arizona Diamondbacks (20-34, 5th in NL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (19-35, 5th in AL West) on Wednesday. The Rangers open this game at +135 while the Diamondbacks are coming in at -155. The total has been set at 9. The starting pitchers are Wes Benjamin and Alex Young.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/21/2020 Ronald Guzman 1B Hamstring Probable for 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 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2020 Corey Kluber SP 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 Probable for 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 19-35 overall record this season. Benjamin has thrown 16 innings and has accounted for 17 K's. His earned run average is 4.47 (8 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.304. He has conceded 15 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 6 free passes. Benjamin (1-1 win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.82 while he has gone up against 70 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 419 base hits and 258 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 446. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Texas is hitting .214, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .282, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Joey Gallo is hitting .183 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 31 hits this season in 169 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 95. Nick Solak is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 51 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .353. The Rangers have 370 hits, including 73 doubles and 54 home runs. Texas has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 489 times as a unit. They have left 308 men on base and have a team OPS of .640. They score 3.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 198 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 20-34 overall mark this year. Young (9-9 career mark) holds a 4.20 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 and he has gone up against 531 opposing hitters so far in his career. Thus far in his career, Young has conceded 117 hits and he has 105 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched. He has given up 58 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and having a FIP of 5.2. 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 22nd 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 5.24.
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. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .348. He has 40 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 172 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 136. David Peralta is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 54 hits in 188 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .420. 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 (-155)
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