Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+145) Texas (-192)
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (33-52, 5th in AL West) play the Detroit Tigers (39-46, 3rd in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday. The Tigers open this game at +145 while the Rangers are priced at -192. The total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Casey Mize and Kyle Gibson.
The Tigers have earned 113 doubles as a unit and have hit 90 balls out of the park. Detroit owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 840 times, while taking a walk on 276 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which puts them at 22nd in baseball. They have compiled 338 RBI's in addition to 658 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is .236. They have earned 350 runs and hold an OBP of .308.
Tigers pitchers have yielded 104 long balls in addition to 414 runs in total (24th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 293 batters and their FIP sits at 4.54 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.37. The Tigers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.60 on the campaign (23rd in MLB), and the staff has struck out 682 batters.
The Tigers relievers have a save percentage of 64.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 70 save situations. The relievers have inherited 118 base runners for the year and 33.1% of those players crossed the plate. Tigers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 77 times and also have had 77 appearances in high leverage situations. The Tigers have sent 292 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have tallied 40 holds for the season (14th in baseball). They have recorded 18 saves so far this year and have blown 10 of their 28 save chances.
The Detroit Tigers have a total of 2,208 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 757 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and have earned 616 double plays. The Tigers have transformed 68.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 6,624 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 19th in professional baseball.
Mize has pitched in 119 innings and has racked up 101 strikeouts in his career. Mize (5-8 career mark) has a FIP of 5.01 while he has gone up against 505 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.36 (58 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.228. He has surrendered 107 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 40 free passes.
Texas has recorded 100 HRs this year as well as 332 runs batted in. They have put up 103 two-baggers, while getting a free base 250 times and earning 348 runs. The Texas Rangers have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .301 as well as a team batting average of .233 on the season. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .383 and they score 4.09 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 771 occasions (11th in the league) and have accounted for 663 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.344 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 (688 strikeouts against 259 walks). They come in at 27th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 752. They have surrendered 110 homers and they give up 4.84 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 404 runs for the year while having an ERA of 4.46 (373 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 56 save situations, the Rangers have 26 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Texas has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 16 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 72 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.8% out of 115 inherited base runners. They are ranked 25th in MLB with a save percentage of 55.2%, and they have sent 252 relievers onto the diamond for the year.
The Texas Rangers have turned 77 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 773 assists, 49 errors and have a total of 2,256 putouts this season. In 6,768 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.5% (23rd in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Gibson has allowed 1,285 base knocks while tallying 984 strikeouts in 1,250 frames. He has given up a total of 607 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.389 and having a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.18 and he has gone up against 5,374 hitters during his pro baseball career. Gibson (75-74 career win-loss mark) has a 4.37 ERA while giving up 9.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-192)
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