Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-116) Texas (-105)
Rich Hill and the Tampa Bay Rays (36-22, 1st in AL East) are headed to Globe Life Field on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (22-36, 5th in AL West). The Rays open this matchup at -116 while the Rangers are coming in at -105. The total has been set at 8. The starting pitchers will be Rich Hill and Kolby Allard.
The Rays have hit 106 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 70 balls out of the park. Tampa Bay is slugging .394 and have been called out on strikes 616 times, while taking a walk on 228 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in the league. They have accumulated 273 RBI's in addition to 452 hits so far this year, and their average at the plate sits at .229. They are sitting with 288 runs and hold an OBP of .316.
The Rays have a team ERA of 3.37 this season (7th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 548 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.36 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. Rays pitchers have relinquished 66 long balls and 221 total runs (9th in MLB). They have walked 163 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a squad so far this season.
Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 46 times and also have had 75 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 35 holds over the course of the season (6th in MLB). The Rays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 68.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 60 save situations. They have accumulated 17 saves so far this year and have blown 8 out of their 25 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 58 runners this year with 31.0% of them ended up scoring. The Rays have dispatched 176 relievers to the hill this year.
The Rays have turned 71.9% of balls in play into outs in their 4,758 innings on the field, which has them ranked 4th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 1,586 putouts on the year, as well as 518 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .990 which puts them in 1st in the majors, and have earned 357 double plays.
Hill (71-46 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.93 and he has faced 4,319 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 842 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) and has 409 walks. His earned run average is 3.76 (432 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.211. Hill has taken the ball for 1,033 innings and has 1,095 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
Texas is sitting with 66 long balls so far this year and 219 runs batted in. They have hit 67 doubles, while getting a free base 175 times and earning 232 runs. The Texas Rangers are sitting with a team OBP of .298 and a team batting average of .228 for the season. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .374 and they are earning 4.00 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have struck out on 557 instances (4th in baseball) and have 439 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 274 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.55 (258 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 69 long balls and they relinquish 4.83 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.370 with a FIP of 4.20 as a pitching staff for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.64 (470 strikeouts against 178 walks). They are sitting at 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 521.
Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.8% out of their 78 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 51 times in high leverage situations and on 51 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 35 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 15 holds and 7 blown saves. They rank 12th in MLB with a save rate of 63.2%, and they have sent 168 relievers to the mound on the year. Texas has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have walked away with 12 saves.
The Texas Rangers have twisted 55 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (8th in MLB). The Rangers have recorded 540 assists, 32 errors and have amassed 1,532 putouts so far this season. In 4,596 innings on the field, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 67.7% (28th in professional baseball).
Allard (6-10 win-loss record in his career) has a 6.00 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.90 and he has faced 507 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 74 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.559 and a FIP of 4.6. In his MLB career, Allard has conceded 123 base knocks and he has 95 punch outs in 111 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-116)
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