Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-114) Texas (+104)
Globe Life Field is the venue where Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (23-37, 5th in AL West) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (37-23, 1st in AL East) on Sunday. The Rangers open this game at +104 while the Rays are coming in at -114. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tyler Glasnow and Dane Dunning.
Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .394 and have struck out 625 times, while taking a walk on 230 occasions. They have earned 277 RBI's in addition to 462 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .230. The Rays have accumulated 106 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 71 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 292 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .316. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 5.0 runs/g, which has them at 5th in the league.
Rays pitchers have conceded 67 long balls and also 226 total runs (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 163 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.74 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.41 so far this year (7th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 550 hitters.
The Rays have sent 177 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have inherited 58 runners this year and 31.0% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 17 saves on the year and have not converted 8 of their 25 save opportunities. The Rays relievers have a save percentage of 68.0% and has entered the game in 60 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 35 holds so far this year (6th in MLB). Rays bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 46 times in addition to having 75 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have notched a total of 1,610 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 535 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which puts them in 1st in MLB, and have earned 364 double plays. The Rays have transformed 71.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,830 innings, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB.
Glasnow has taken the ball for 392 innings and has earned 489 punch outs so far in his career. Glasnow (19-20 career record) has a FIP of 3.87 while he has faced 1,644 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.09 (178 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. He has allowed 321 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 171 walks.
The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .375 and they earn 4.02 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have notched 68 doubles, while getting a free base 175 times as well as putting up 237 runs. Texas is sitting with 67 home runs this year and 224 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 559 occasions (5th in MLB) and have accounted for 449 hits. The Texas Rangers have tallied an OBP of .298 and a batting average of .229 on the season.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 278 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.54 (262 earned runs conceded). They have given up 70 dingers and they surrender 4.82 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.369 with a FIP of 4.19 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.66 (479 strikeouts vs 180 bases on balls). They rank 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 531.
With 36 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 15 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Texas has called on relievers to enter the game in 20 save chances and they have tallied 13 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 52 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.0% of 80 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 11th in MLB with a save rate of 65.0%, and they have dispatched 171 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
In 4,677 innings on the field, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (28th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 56 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (5th in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 548 assists, 32 errors and have notched a total of 1,559 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Dunning has surrendered 82 base knocks while tallying 90 K's in 86 innings pitched. Dunning (4-4 career record) has earned a 4.40 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 42 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.302 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and he has faced 367 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+104)
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