San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-170) Texas (+155)
Globe Life Field is the site where Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (3-4, 4th in AL West) will play the San Diego Padres (5-3, 2nd in NL West) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Padres coming in at -170 and the Rangers are at +155. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Adrián Morejón and Mike Foltynewicz.
San Diego has a slugging percentage of .390 and have struck out 61 times, while being walked on 32 occasions. They have accumulated 29 runs batted in in addition to 65 hits for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. The Padres have accounted for 11 doubles as a team and have knocked 7 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 30 runs scored and have an OBP of .337. As a squad, the San Diego Padres are scoring 3.8 runs per game, which is 19th in baseball.
Padres pitchers have surrendered 10 home runs and also 19 total runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 17 hitters and their FIP is 3.33 as a team on the campaign. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 5.06 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 0.88. The Padres are sitting with a team earned run average of 1.73 this year (1st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 86 hitters.
Padres bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 3 times and also have had 8 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 3 holds for the season (17th in the league). The Padres relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 100.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 8 save situations. They have earned 4 saves this year. The relievers have inherited 2 base runners so far this season with neither of those players scoring. The Padres have sent 27 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
Morejon has taken the hill for 31 innings and has earned 36 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 6.03 (21 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.532. He has conceded 40 base hits (11.5 hits per 9 innings) with 8 free passes. Morejon (2-2 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 5.81 while he has gone up against 138 hitters in the major leagues.
The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .367 and they have an average of 4.57 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have put up 7 doubles, while taking a walk 19 times and notching 32 runs. Texas is sitting with 8 home runs so far this season to go along with 31 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 73 occasions (10th in the league) and have earned 53 hits. The Texas Rangers have tallied an OBP of .309 and a batting average of .231 for the season.
The Texas pitching staff have allowed 42 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.46 (37 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 11 home runs and they allow 6.20 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.393 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.74 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.20 (64 strikeouts vs 20 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 65.
With 8 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 3 holds and 2 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have earned 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 6 times in high leverage situations and on 5 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of their 12 inherited base runners. They are ranked 21st in the league with a save percentage of 50.0%, and they have sent 24 bullpen pitchers to the mound this season.
So far in his career, Foltynewicz has allowed 676 hits while earning 662 K's in 690 innings. Foltynewicz (44-43 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.36 earned run average and has given up 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 334 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.330 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 2,969 hitters during his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+155)
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