San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-208) Texas (+135)
Globe Life Field is the venue where Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (3-3, 3rd in AL West) will play the San Diego Padres (4-3, 2nd in NL West) on Saturday. The Rangers open this matchup at +135 while the Padres are priced at -208. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Chris Paddack and Jordan Lyles.
The Padres have hit 8 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 7 balls out of the stadium. San Diego owns a slugging percentage of .398 and have been called out on strikes 52 times, while taking a walk on 30 occasions. As a team, the San Diego Padres are knocking in 3.9 runs per game, which is 18th in baseball. They have recorded 27 runs batted in in addition to 57 base knocks so far this season, and their team batting average is at .252. They have notched a total of 27 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .344.
The Padres have an earned run average of 1.97 this season (2nd in MLB), and they have struck out 76 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 4.47 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.00. Padres pitchers have conceded 10 home runs and 19 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 17 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.68 as a unit so far this year.
The Padres have dispatched 27 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 2 base runners over the course of the season. They have 4 saves so far this season. The Padres bullpen have compiled a save rate of 100% and has stepped onto the mound in 8 save situations. The relievers have tallied 3 holds on the campaign (16th in baseball). Padres pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 3 times as well as having 8 appearances in high leverage situations.
Paddack (13-13 win-loss record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.26 while he has faced 832 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 171 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 46 free passes. His ERA is 3.76 (85 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.065. Paddack has pitched in 203 innings and has accumulated 214 punch outs thus far in his career.
Texas has accumulated 8 long balls this year and 31 runs batted in. They have put up 7 doubles, while taking a walk 19 times and scoring 32 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded a team on-base percentage of .342 and a team batting average of .262 on the campaign. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .416 and they are earning 5.33 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have struck out on 63 instances (15th in MLB) and have notched a total of 53 hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.442 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.30 as a unit for the season. They come in at 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 57. The Texas pitching staff have given up 39 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 6.06 (35 earned runs allowed). Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.06 (55 strikeouts against 18 bases on balls). They have given up 11 long balls and they concede 6.75 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB).
Texas has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 4 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They sit at 21st in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 20 relievers to the mound this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 6 times in high leverage situations and on 5 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.0% of 12 inherited runners. Sitting with 8 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 3 holds and 2 blown saves.
So far in his career, Lyles has allowed 1,063 base knocks while he has accumulated 740 K's in 973 innings pitched. Lyles (45-66 career mark) has a 5.21 earned run average while conceding 9.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 563 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.440 and having a FIP of 4.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.19 and he has faced 4,299 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+135)
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