Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (25-43, 5th in AL West) host the Minnesota Twins (27-41, 5th in AL Central) at Globe Life Field on Sunday.
The Twins have accumulated 116 doubles as a team and have hit 99 balls out of the park. Minnesota is slugging .430 and have been called out on strikes 592 times, while being walked on 216 occasions. As a team, the Minnesota Twins are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 11th in the league. They have accounted for 289 runs batted in and 557 hits for the season, and their team batting average is sitting at .244. They have a total of 309 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .314.
The Twins have compiled a team earned run average of 5.01 for the year (28th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 558 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Twins pitchers have surrendered 102 home runs in addition to 365 runs in total (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 206 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.69 as a unit for the season.
Twins pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 52 times as well as having 72 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 37 holds this season (9th in MLB). The Twins relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 60.0% and has come into the game in 62 save situations. They have recorded 15 saves on the season and have blown 10 out of their 25 save chances. The relievers have inherited 74 runners for the season and 60.8% of those runners crossed home plate. The Twins have sent 219 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Twins have converted 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of 5,322 innings, which ranks them 24th in MLB. The Minnesota Twins have earned a total of 1,774 putouts this year, in addition to 596 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .980 which has them sitting 27th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 448 double plays.
Maeda has taken the hill for 702 frames and is sitting with 767 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Maeda (55-38 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.71 and he has faced 2,885 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.83 (299 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.135. He has surrendered 595 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 202 free passes.
Texas has recorded 73 HRs this year to go along with 255 runs batted in. They have recorded 82 doubles, while taking a walk 209 times and earning 269 runs. The Texas Rangers have compiled a team OBP of .299 and a batting average of .229 on the campaign. The Rangers have a team slugging % of .370 and they are recording 3.96 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 638 occasions (9th in the league) and have earned a total of 517 base hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.380 and have a FIP of 4.46 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.65 (554 strikeouts vs 209 walks). They are currently ranked 29th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 618. They have conceded 92 home runs and they yield 4.99 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Texas pitching staff have allowed 332 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.67 (311 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 46 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 21 holds and also 11 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 24 save chances and they have walked away with 13 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 59 times in high leverage situations and also on 60 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% of 92 inherited base runners. They sit at 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have sent 203 relievers onto the diamond this season.
In 5,397 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (27th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have twisted 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 a total of 1,799 putouts so far this season.
Dunning (4-5 mark in his career) holds a 4.36 earned run average and has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.97 and he has gone up against 406 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed 46 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. During his pro baseball career, Dunning has surrendered 92 hits and he has 101 K's in 95 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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