Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 10/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-147) Texas (+115)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (59-100, 5th in AL West) host the Cleveland Indians (78-81, 2nd in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Saturday. The Rangers open this contest at +115 while the Indians are priced at -147. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Triston McKenzie and Jordan Lyles.
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in baseball. They have accumulated 700 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .304. The Indians have accrued 245 doubles as a squad and have knocked 200 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 672 runs batted in and 1,247 hits on the year, and their batting average sits at .238. Cleveland has a slugging % of .408 and have been called out on strikes 1,361 times, while being walked on 445 occasions.
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The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 4.34 for the year (18th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,374 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 514 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.40 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Indians pitchers have given up 211 home runs and 714 runs in total (15th in MLB).
The Indians have dispatched 524 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 199 runners over the course of the season with 36.7% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 39 saves for the season and have missed out on 19 out of their 58 chances to get a save. The Indians relievers have a save percentage of 67.2% and has come into the game in 127 save situations. The relief pitchers have earned 66 holds this year (27th in baseball). Indians bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 140 times in addition to having 155 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Indians have turned 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,438 innings, which ranks them 8th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have notched a total of 4,146 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,376 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which is 16th in MLB, and have earned 1,125 double plays.
McKenzie (7-9 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.33 while he has gone up against 604 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 101 hits (6.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 63 free passes. His earned run average is 4.46 (74 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.098. McKenzie has thrown 149 frames and has 176 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Texas Rangers hold a team on-base percentage of .294 and a batting average of .232 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 1,364 instances (18th in MLB) and have recorded 1,231 base hits. Texas has accounted for 162 home runs on the campaign to go along with 585 RBIs. The Rangers have a SLG% of .375 and they are earning 3.85 runs per contest (29th in MLB). They have tallied 223 doubles, while walking 425 times as well as putting up 612 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have conceded 798 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.80 (745 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 229 homers and they relinquish 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.349 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.76 as a pitching staff so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.40 (1,213 strikeouts vs 505 bases on balls). They rank 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,380.
With 117 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 64 holds and 20 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 51 save opportunities and they have earned 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% of 219 inherited runners. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save rate of 60.8%, and they have dispatched 497 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year.
In 12,576 innings played, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 145 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in pro baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,441 assists, 81 errors and have amassed 4,192 putouts for the year.
Thus far in his career, Lyles has allowed 1,250 base hits while he has tallied 870 strikeouts in 1,140 innings. He has surrendered 663 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.441 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.21 and he has faced 5,022 hitters thus far in his career. Lyles (53-79 record in his career) has a 5.23 earned run average and has conceded 9.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (-147)
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