Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+108) Texas (-118)
Jorge Lopez and the Baltimore Orioles (5-6, 3rd in AL East) head to Globe Life Field on Friday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (5-7, 5th in AL West). The Orioles open this contest at +108 while the Rangers are priced at -118. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jorge Lopez and Mike Foltynewicz.
Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .363 and have struck out 123 times, while drawing a walk on 36 occasions. They have compiled 47 RBI's and 85 base knocks for the year, while their batting average is at .227. The Orioles have hit 19 doubles as a team and have hit 10 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 50 runs and have an OBP of .295. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.6 runs per game, which is 12th in the league.
Orioles pitchers have relinquished 18 home runs and 59 runs in total (10th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 34 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.84 as a unit this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Orioles are sitting with a team earned run average of 5.10 so far this year (29th in MLB), and they have rung up 93 hitters.
The Orioles have sent 38 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 29 runners on the season with 37.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 3 saves this year and have blown 4 out of their 7 save chances. The Orioles relievers have a save percentage of 42.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 3 holds on the season (22nd in the league). Orioles pitchers have entered the game with players on base 18 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations.
Lopez (9-19 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.20 while he has gone up against 1,053 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 272 base hits (10.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 86 walks. His ERA is 6.23 (164 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.511. Lopez has taken the ball for 237 innings and has accounted for 194 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
Texas has 11 home runs this year and 48 runs batted in. They have put up 13 doubles, while taking a walk 34 times and scoring 49 runs. The Texas Rangers have tallied an OBP of .304 and a batting average of .229 so far this season. The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .356 and they are recording 4.08 runs per game (20th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 126 occasions (1st in the league) and are sitting with 90 base hits.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.295 in addition to having a FIP of 4.69 as a team this season. They are sitting at 5th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 102. The Texas pitching staff have yielded 56 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 4.20 (49 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.94 (100 strikeouts vs 34 walks). They have conceded 18 dingers and they allow 4.80 runs per 9 innings (18th in baseball).
Texas has had relievers step onto the mound in 4 save opportunities and they have tallied 2 saves. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 36 relievers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 6 times in high leverage situations and also on 6 occasions with base runners. Texas relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.6% of 14 inherited runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 4 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
In his MLB career, Foltynewicz has allowed 678 base knocks and he has 665 K's in 697 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 335 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.324 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and he has gone up against 2,995 batters during his MLB career. Foltynewicz (44-44 career record) has a 4.33 earned run average while surrendering 8.8 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (-118) and under 9 runs
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