New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 5/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-120) Texas (-105)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (19-25, 5th in AL West) host the New York Yankees (23-19, 4th in AL East) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The Rangers open this matchup at -105 while the Yankees are coming in at -120. The total has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Domingo German and Dane Dunning.
As a team, the New York Yankees are knocking in 4.1 runs per contest, which is 21st in the league. They are sitting with 171 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .318. The Yankees have accrued 48 doubles as a squad and have hit 56 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 158 runs batted in as well as 314 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average comes in at .228. New York has a slugging rate of .386 and have struck out 373 times, while drawing a walk on 174 occasions.
Yankees pitchers have allowed 47 long balls and also 160 runs in total (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 112 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.45 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.87 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.10. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.43 on the season (6th in the league), and their staff has rung up 433 batters.
The Yankees have sent 125 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 36 runners on the campaign with 16.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 13 saves this year and have blown 1 of 14 chances to get a save. The Yankees relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 92.9% and has come into the game in 31 save situations. The relievers have 17 holds over the course of the season (24th in baseball). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 30 times in addition to having 50 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have converted 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,381 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 11th in the majors. The New York Yankees are sitting with 1,127 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 345 assists and 23 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them ranked 12th in MLB, and have accumulated 276 double plays.
German (23-13 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.49 and he has faced 1,184 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 252 base hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 89 walks. His ERA is 4.40 (137 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.216. German has thrown 280 innings and is sitting with 310 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Rangers hold a team SLG% of .395 and they score 4.18 runs per contest (19th in baseball). They have put up 52 two-baggers, while taking a walk 132 times as well as putting up 184 runs. Texas has hit 54 home runs so far this season as well as 176 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 428 occasions (3rd in MLB) and have 353 hits. The Texas Rangers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .310 as well as a batting average of .241 so far this season.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 4.24 as a pitching staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.70 (365 strikeouts vs 135 free passes). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 391. They have relinquished 55 long balls and they relinquish 4.72 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Texas pitching staff have conceded 204 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.44 (192 earned runs relinquished).
Texas has had relievers enter the contest in 16 save opportunities and they have converted 12 saves. They are ranked 6th in the league holding a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 128 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 24.6% out of their 57 inherited base runners. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Rangers have 11 holds and 4 blown saves.
In 3,504 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.0% (26th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 38 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in pro baseball). The Rangers have 412 assists, 27 errors and have earned 1,168 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Dunning has surrendered 65 base knocks while accumulating 77 strikeouts in 71 innings. He has given up 33 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.96 and he has faced 305 batters during his pro baseball career. Dunning (4-3 mark in his career) has earned a 4.16 earned run average while surrendering 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-120)
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