Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-105) Texas (-116)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (77-81, 2nd in AL Central) travel to Globe Life Field on Friday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (58-100, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at -116 while the Indians are coming in at -105. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Eli Morgan and Spencer Howard.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are compiling 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 19th in baseball. They have accounted for 694 runs and have an on-base percentage of .304. The Indians have hit 243 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 200 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 666 RBI's in addition to 1,238 base knocks on the campaign, while their team batting average is sitting at .238. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .409 and have been rung up 1,356 times, while being walked on 442 occasions.
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The Indians have a team ERA of 4.36 for the year (19th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,369 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 513 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.41 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have conceded 211 home runs and 713 runs in total (15th in the league).
The Indians have sent 520 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 199 runners this year and 36.7% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 39 saves for the season and have blown 19 of their 58 save opportunities. The Indians bullpen have a save rate of 67.2% and has entered the game in 127 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 66 holds on the year (26th in baseball). Indians relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 140 times as well as having 155 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs in their 12,357 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 8th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Indians have earned 4,119 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,367 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them ranked 16th in professional baseball, and have earned 1,118 double plays.
Morgan (4-7 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.00 while he has faced 356 opposing batters in the majors. He has allowed 83 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 22 walks. His earned run average is 5.27 (49 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. Morgan has taken the mound for 83 frames and has tallied 79 strikeouts in his MLB career.
Texas has accounted for 160 long balls for the year and 578 runs batted in. They have recorded 219 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times as well as scoring 605 runs. The Texas Rangers have a team OBP of .294 as well as a team batting average of .232 on the year. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .373 and they have an average of 3.83 runs per game (29th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,359 instances (17th in the league) and have a total of 1,222 base knocks.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.348 with a FIP of 4.78 as a unit on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 (1,203 strikeouts vs 503 free passes). They come in at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,368. They have surrendered 229 long balls and they allow 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have allowed 792 runs this season while having a team ERA of 4.79 (739 earned runs surrendered).
Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 50 save opportunities and they have come away with 30 saves. They are ranked 18th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 493 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have taken the field 129 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of 219 inherited base runners. With 116 save situations, the Rangers have earned 64 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
In 12,495 innings played, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have twisted 144 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in the majors). The Rangers have 1,432 assists, 81 errors and are sitting with 4,165 putouts this season.
Howard (1-6 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 6.65 ERA and has conceded 10.0 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.15 and he has faced 322 batters in his MLB career. He has allowed 52 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.592 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.8. In his career, Howard has allowed 78 base knocks while he has accumulated 73 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-105)
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