Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, 9/7/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Location: Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+165) Arizona (-217)
Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks (45-93, 5th in NL West) host the Texas Rangers (48-88, 5th in AL West) at Chase Field on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks open this game at -217 while the Rangers are priced at +165. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Spencer Howard and Zac Gallen.
The Rangers have compiled 188 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 149 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging percentage of .377 and have been called out on strikes 1,172 times, while drawing a walk on 368 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have 500 runs batted in in addition to 1,040 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is .230. They have tallied 526 runs and have an on-base percentage of .294.
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Rangers pitchers have given up 198 home runs and 674 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 428 opposing players and their FIP is 4.76 as a squad for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.67 this year (22nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,046 batters.
The Rangers have dispatched 418 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 185 runners this year and 33.5% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 23 saves for the season and have not converted 19 out of their 42 save chances. The Rangers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 54.8% and has come into the game in 95 save situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 52 holds on the year (28th in baseball). Rangers relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 121 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have 3,589 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,220 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .985 which has them sitting 16th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 1,005 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,767 innings, which has them sitting at 15th in pro baseball.
Howard (1-5 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.94 and he has faced 275 batters in the majors. He has allowed 65 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) with 30 free passes. His ERA is 6.30 (42 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.583. Howard has taken the ball for 60 innings and has 63 K's in his MLB career.
Arizona has 122 home runs on the season and 551 runs batted in. They have put up 261 two-baggers, while taking a walk 467 times as well as earning 581 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have a team on-base percentage of .311 in addition to a batting average of .236 so far this year. The Diamondbacks have a team slugging percentage of .382 and they average 4.21 runs per outing (23rd in the league). They have struck out on 1,254 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned 1,106 base hits.
The Diamondbacks have a team WHIP of 1.446 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.85 as a pitching staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (1,060 strikeouts against 478 walks). They rank 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,268. They have allowed 194 homers and they give up 5.75 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Arizona pitching staff have allowed 771 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.16 (692 earned runs conceded).
Arizona has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 43 save chances and they have walked away with 19 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 44.2%, and they have sent 473 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 129 times in high leverage situations and on 118 occasions with runners on. Arizona relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.5% of 172 inherited base runners. Sitting with 103 save situations, the Diamondbacks have amassed 58 holds and 24 blown saves.
Out of their 10,869 innings on the diamond, the Diamondbacks hold a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (26th in pro baseball). The Arizona Diamondbacks have turned 91 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in the majors). The Diamondbacks have racked up 1,180 assists, 80 errors and have notched a total of 3,623 putouts over the course of the season.
In his MLB career, Gallen has conceded 197 base hits while he has tallied 284 punch outs in 243 innings. He has allowed 91 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has faced 1,022 hitters during his MLB career. Gallen (8-16 career record) has a 3.37 earned run average while conceding 7.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arizona (-217)
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