New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-196) Texas (+150)
Globe Life Field is the venue where Hyeon-Jong Yang and the Texas Rangers (19-24, 5th in AL West) will play the New York Yankees (22-19, 4th in AL East) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have the Yankees coming in at -196 and the Rangers are at +150. The total opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Corey Kluber and Hyeon-Jong Yang.
As a unit, the New York Yankees are earning 4.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 22nd in MLB. They are sitting with 164 runs while having a team OBP of .317. The Yankees have accounted for 44 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 56 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 151 RBI's and 301 hits for the season, and their team batting average sits at .225. New York is slugging .384 and have been called out on strikes 367 times, while drawing a walk on 171 occasions.
The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.42 for the season (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 425 hitters. They have walked 109 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.44 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.90 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.10. Yankees pitchers have allowed 46 home runs in addition to 156 runs in total (7th in the league).
The Yankees bullpen have earned a save percentage of 92.3% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 36 runners for the season with 16.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Yankees relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 30 times and also have had 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 121 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have racked up 15 holds so far this season (25th in the league). They have accumulated 12 saves this season and have blown 1 out of their 13 chances to save the game.
The Yankees have converted 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 3,300 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 12th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have amassed 1,100 putouts this season, as well as 339 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them ranked 12th in baseball, and have a total of 272 double plays.
Kluber has thrown 1,384 innings and has accounted for 1,503 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.17 (487 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.095. He has surrendered 1,204 hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) with 312 walks. Kluber (101-60 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.02 and he has faced 5,579 opposing batters in the majors.
The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .395 and they average 4.19 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have recorded 49 doubles, while getting a free base 129 times as well as putting up 180 runs. Texas has 53 home runs so far this season to go along with 172 runs batted in. They have struck out on 420 instances (4th in the league) and have tallied 346 base hits. The Texas Rangers have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .311 as well as a team batting average of .241 over the course of the season.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.342 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.72 (359 strikeouts against 132 free passes). They are sitting at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 378. They have given up 55 HR's and they relinquish 4.66 runs per 9 innings (21st in baseball). The Texas pitching staff have allowed 197 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.38 (185 earned runs allowed).
Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 16 save opportunities and they have recorded 12 saves. They are ranked 6th in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 124 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 36 times in high leverage situations in addition to 32 occasions with runners on base. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 21.6% out of 51 inherited runners. With 28 save situations, the Rangers have earned 11 holds and 4 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 37 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 402 assists, 27 errors and have notched a total of 1,141 putouts for the season. In their 3,423 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (24th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Yang has surrendered 13 base knocks while he has accumulated 13 strikeouts in 16 frames. Yang (0-0 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.38 earned run average and has conceded 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 6 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.125 and a FIP of 4.9. His K/BB ratio is 2.60 and he has faced 66 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-196)
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