Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+180) Texas (-244)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (33-51, 5th in AL West) host the Detroit Tigers (38-46, 3rd in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The Rangers open this matchup at -244 while the Tigers are coming in at +180. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Urena and Dane Dunning.
As a unit, the Detroit Tigers are earning 4.1 runs per outing, which puts them at 25th in MLB. They have a total of 343 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .308. The Tigers have accumulated 111 doubles as a team and have smacked 89 baseballs out of the park. They have 332 RBI's in addition to 650 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .236. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 830 times, while drawing a walk on 273 occasions.
The Tigers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.62 so far this year (23rd in the league), and they have struck out 674 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Tigers pitchers have allowed 102 home runs in addition to 411 runs (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 293 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.54 as a team on the season.
Tigers relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 77 times and also have had 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen are sitting with 40 holds for the year (14th in baseball). The Tigers relievers have earned a save percentage of 64.3% and has come into the game in 70 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves on the campaign and have blown 10 of 28 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 runners for the season and 33.1% of them crossed the plate. The Tigers have dispatched 290 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Detroit Tigers have a total of 2,181 putouts thus far, as well as 743 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 21st in pro baseball, and they have turned 608 double plays. The Tigers have converted 68.8% of balls in play into outs in their 6,543 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 20th in baseball.
Urena (34-54 career record) holds a FIP of 4.81 and he has gone up against 2,889 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 679 base hits (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 241 free passes. His earned run average is 4.77 (355 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.375. Urena has taken the ball for 669 frames and has earned 453 punch outs during his career.
Texas has a total of 98 HRs so far this year to go along with 329 RBIs. They have put up 102 doubles, while getting a free base 250 times as well as racking up 345 runs. The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .302 and a batting average of .233 on the season. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .383 and they average 4.11 runs per game (24th in the league). They have struck out on 763 occasions (11th in baseball) and have 656 hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.346 with a FIP of 4.39 as a squad this year. They sit at 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 744. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 397 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.48 (370 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 (678 strikeouts against 256 walks). They have conceded 109 home runs and they surrender 4.81 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 34.2% out of 111 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with runners on. With 56 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 26 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They sit at 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 55.2%, and they have dispatched 249 relievers onto the field on the season. Texas has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 16 saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 77 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 766 assists, 46 errors and have 2,229 putouts on the campaign. In 6,687 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in MLB).
So far in his career, Dunning has allowed 110 hits and he has 114 punch outs in 108 innings pitched. Dunning (5-6 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 4.25 ERA and has surrendered 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 51 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.389 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.85 and he has faced 467 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+180)
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