Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, July 5, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+170) Texas (-222)
Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers (33-50, 5th in AL West) play the Detroit Tigers (37-46, 3rd in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Monday. The odds on this game have the Tigers coming in at +170 and the Rangers are at -222. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Jose Urena and Kolby Allard.
Detroit is slugging .386 and have been called out on strikes 821 times, while drawing a walk on 271 occasions. They have recorded 326 RBI's as well as 639 base knocks this year, while their average at the plate sits at .235. The Tigers have tallied 108 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 89 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 337 runs scored and have an OBP of .307. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are notching 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 25th in the league.
Tigers pitchers have given up 101 home runs in addition to 406 total runs (24th in baseball). They have walked 289 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.55 as a unit on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.37. The Tigers have a team earned run average of 4.61 so far this year (23rd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 665 batters.
The Tigers have dispatched 284 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 114 base runners for the season with 34.2% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 17 saves so far this year and have blown 10 of their 27 save opportunities. The Tigers relievers have a save percentage of 63.0% and stepped onto the hill in 69 save situations. The relievers have tallied 40 holds on the campaign (13th in the league). Tigers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 74 times as well as having 75 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have transformed 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of 6,462 innings on the diamond, ranking them 20th in the majors. The Detroit Tigers have 2,154 putouts for the season, in addition to 736 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 22nd in pro baseball, and they have turned 600 double plays.
Urena has thrown 669 innings and has earned 453 strikeouts in his MLB career. Urena (34-54 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.81 while he has faced 2,889 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.77 (355 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.375. He has allowed 679 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 241 walks.
Texas has a total of 98 home runs for the year as well as 328 RBIs. They have hit 101 doubles, while walking 250 times and putting up 344 runs. The Texas Rangers have accounted for a team OBP of .303 in addition to a team batting average of .234 on the year. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .385 and they earn 4.14 runs per contest (22nd in MLB). They have been rung up on 755 occasions (11th in MLB) and have a total of 651 base hits.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 393 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 4.48 (366 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 107 home runs and they surrender 4.81 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.352 with a FIP of 4.37 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (673 strikeouts against 255 walks). They rank 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 739.
Texas has had relief pitchers enter the game in 29 save opportunities and they have tallied 16 saves. They are currently ranked 25th in MLB with a save percentage of 55.2%, and they have dispatched 248 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 72 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.2% out of their 111 inherited runners. Sitting with 56 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 26 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 76 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in MLB). The Rangers have recorded 762 assists, 46 errors and are sitting with 2,205 putouts during this campaign. In 6,615 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (24th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Allard has conceded 147 base knocks while tallying 117 strikeouts in 139 frames. He has allowed a total of 85 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.446 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.17 and he has faced 618 hitters during his career. Allard (7-13 career mark) holds a 5.50 ERA while surrendering 9.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (+170)
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