San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Diego Padres vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: San Diego (-222) Texas (+145)
Globe Life Field is the site where Kohei Arihara and the Texas Rangers (3-3, 4th in AL West) will take on the San Diego Padres (4-3, 2nd in NL West) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Padres coming in at -222 and the Rangers are at +145. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Joe Musgrove and Kohei Arihara.
As a unit, the San Diego Padres are putting up 3.9 runs per outing, which puts them at 18th in baseball. They have 27 runs while having a team OBP of .340. The Padres have compiled 8 two-baggers as a team and have hit 7 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 27 RBI's as well as 56 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is .248. San Diego has a slugging percentage of .394 and have been rung up 52 times, while drawing a walk on 30 occasions.
The Padres have an earned run average of 1.97 this year (2nd in MLB), and they have struck out 76 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.47 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.00. Padres pitchers have yielded 10 home runs and also 19 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 17 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.70 as a squad on the season.
The Padres have sent 27 relievers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 2 base runners for the year. They have 4 saves so far this season. The Padres relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill in 8 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 3 holds on the season (15th in MLB). Padres bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base in 3 outings in addition to 8 games with high leverage.
Musgrove (30-38 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has gone up against 2,109 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 493 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 122 free passes. His earned run average is 4.28 (239 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.223. Musgrove has thrown 502 frames and is sitting with 473 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .416 and they score 5.33 runs per game (10th in baseball). They have put up 7 doubles, while taking a walk 19 times and scoring 32 runs. Texas has tallied 8 home runs over the course of the season as well as 31 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 63 occasions (11th in MLB) and have accounted for 53 hits. The Texas Rangers have earned an OBP of .342 in addition to a team batting average of .262 this year.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.442 and have a FIP of 5.32 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 (55 strikeouts against 18 free passes). They have a ranking of 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 57. They have given up 11 dingers and they concede 6.75 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 39 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 6.06 (35 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 4 save chances, the Rangers have earned 3 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 8 save situations and they have converted 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound in 6 games with high leverage in addition to 5 outings with base runners. Texas relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.0% of 12 inherited base runners. They are ranked 22nd in MLB holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 20 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
During his career, Arihara has allowed 6 hits while tallying 1 punch out in 5 frames. Arihara (0-0 win-loss record in his career) holds a 5.40 ERA while giving up 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 3 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.200 and having a FIP of 6.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.00 and he has faced 20 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (+145) and under 9 runs
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