Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (-132) Texas (+105)
Randy Dobnak and the Minnesota Twins (27-41, 5th in AL Central) are headed to Globe Life Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (25-43, 5th in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at +105 while the Twins are priced at -132. The over/under has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Randy Dobnak and Kolby Allard.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which has them at 11th in MLB. They are sitting with 309 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .314. The Twins have hit 116 two-baggers as a team and have hit 99 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 289 runs batted in and 557 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is at .244. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .430 and have been called out on strikes 592 times, while drawing a walk on 216 occasions.
The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 5.01 so far this season (28th in the league), and the staff has struck out 558 batters. They have walked 206 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.70 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Twins pitchers have surrendered 102 home runs and also 365 total runs (29th in the league).
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 52 times in addition to having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 37 holds for the season (10th in the league). The Twins bullpen have compiled a save rate of 60.0% and has entered the game in 62 save situations. They have tallied 15 saves so far this year and have missed out on 10 of their 25 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 74 runners for the year with 60.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Twins have sent 219 relievers to the hill this year.
The Twins have turned 68.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,322 innings, which ranks them 24th in the majors. The Minnesota Twins have earned 1,774 putouts so far this season, as well as 596 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding rate is at .980 which is 28th in the majors, and they have twisted 448 double plays.
Dobnak has taken the ball for 113 frames and is sitting with 74 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.91 (62 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.425. He has conceded 133 base hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 29 walks. Dobnak (9-11 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.46 while facing 499 batters in the major leagues.
Texas has a total of 73 home runs on the season to go along with 255 RBIs. They have recorded 82 doubles, while walking 209 times and scoring 269 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded an on-base percentage of .299 as well as a batting average of .229 on the campaign. The Rangers have a team slugging % of .370 and they are scoring 3.96 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 638 occasions (9th in MLB) and have notched a total of 517 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.380 with a FIP of 4.47 as a pitching staff this year. They come in at 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 618. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 332 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 4.67 (311 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.65 (554 strikeouts against 209 bases on balls). They have yielded 92 home runs and they give up 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball).
Sitting with 46 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 21 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Texas has called on relievers to take the mound in 24 save opportunities and they have earned 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 59 times in high leverage situations in addition to 60 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.7% of 92 inherited base runners. They are ranked 23rd in the league with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 203 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Texas Rangers have turned 65 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (6th in the majors). The Rangers have racked up 631 assists, 36 errors and have amassed 1,799 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 5,397 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 67.9% (26th in baseball).
Thus far in his career, Allard has surrendered 131 hits while earning 105 strikeouts in 121 frames. Allard (7-11 career record) is the owner of a 5.65 earned run average and has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 76 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.512 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 546 opposing hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (-132)
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