Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (78-81, 2nd in AL Central) head to Globe Life Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (59-100, 5th in AL West).
As a team, the Cleveland Indians are earning 4.4 runs per outing, which puts them at 19th in baseball. They have accounted for 700 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .304. The Indians have earned 245 doubles as a squad and have hit 200 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 672 RBI's as well as 1,247 base knocks on the year, and their batting average is .238. Cleveland has a slugging % of .408 and have struck out 1,361 times, while being walked on 445 occasions.
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Indians pitchers have surrendered 211 home runs and 714 runs in total (15th in baseball). They have walked 514 opposing players and their FIP is 4.40 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. The Indians hold a team earned run average of 4.34 this year (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,374 hitters.
The Indians have sent 524 relievers to the hill for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 199 runners on the year and 36.7% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 39 saves this season and have not converted 19 of their 58 save chances. The Indians relief pitchers have recorded 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 gone to the mound with runners on 140 times and also have had 155 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Indians have notched a total of 4,146 putouts for the season, as well as 1,376 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 16th in MLB, and have accumulated 1,125 double plays. The Indians have transformed 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,438 innings, which has them sitting at 8th in pro baseball.
Civale has taken the mound for 250 innings and has accumulated 210 punch outs so far in his career. His earned run average is 3.85 (107 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.172. He has surrendered 231 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 62 free passes. Civale (18-15 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.32 while he has gone up against 1,015 batters in the majors.
Texas has accumulated 162 long balls on the campaign and 585 RBIs. They have tallied 223 two-baggers, while walking 425 times and recording 612 runs. The Texas Rangers have accounted for an OBP of .294 as well as a batting average of .232 this year. The Rangers have a team slugging % of .375 and they score 3.85 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,364 instances (18th in MLB) and have recorded 1,231 hits.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.349 with a FIP of 4.76 as a squad on the season. They have a ranking of 27th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,380. The Texas pitching staff have given up 798 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.80 (745 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.40 (1,213 strikeouts against 505 bases on balls). They have allowed 229 homers and they yield 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB).
Sitting with 117 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 64 holds and also 20 blown saves. Texas has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 51 save opportunities and they have tallied 31 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 130 times in high leverage situations in addition to 142 occasions with runners on base. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of their 219 inherited runners. They rank 17th in the league holding a save rate of 60.8%, and they have sent 497 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the year.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 145 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (11th in baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,441 assists, 81 errors and have 4,192 putouts this season. In their 12,576 innings played, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in MLB).
During his career, Dunning has allowed 146 hits while he has tallied 146 punch outs in 148 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 70 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.352 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and he has faced 636 hitters during his MLB career. Dunning (7-9 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.24 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland
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