Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+110) Baltimore (-147)
Zac Lowther and the Baltimore Orioles (48-103, 5th in AL East) host the Texas Rangers (55-96, 5th in AL West) at Oriole Park on Thursday. The Rangers open this game at +110 while the Orioles are coming in at -147. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Kolby Allard and Zac Lowther.
Texas is slugging .373 and have been rung up 1,304 times, while being walked on 404 occasions. They have tallied 552 RBI's in addition to 1,160 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .230. The Rangers have tallied 209 doubles as a team and have smacked 156 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 578 runs while holding a team OBP of .294. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 29th in the league.
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Rangers pitchers have allowed 221 home runs and 761 runs in total (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 480 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.79 as a squad so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.35. The Rangers have an earned run average of 4.80 for the season (25th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,153 hitters.
Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 136 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 60 holds so far this season (29th in baseball). The Rangers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 58.7% and has entered the game in 108 save situations. They have accumulated 27 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 19 of their 46 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 211 runners this season and 32.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Rangers have sent 470 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 11,955 innings, which has them ranked 15th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers are sitting with 3,985 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,371 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which puts them in 13th in MLB, and they have turned 1,120 double plays.
Allard has pitched in 206 frames and has tallied 167 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.97 (137 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.437. He has surrendered 224 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 73 walks. Allard (8-21 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.13 while going up against 919 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Baltimore has accounted for 184 home runs on the campaign to go along with 596 runs batted in. They have put up 252 doubles, while getting a free base 422 times and earning 622 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have earned an on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .240 on the campaign. The Orioles hold a slugging percentage of .404 and they average 4.12 runs per game (26th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,348 occasions (10th in the league) and have a total of 1,215 hits.
The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.490 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.11 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.18 (1,166 strikeouts vs 535 free passes). They rank 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,412. They have given up 237 homers and they relinquish 6.18 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 897 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 5.88 (854 earned runs yielded).
Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.1% of 312 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 146 times in high leverage situations and on 197 occasions with runners on base. With 106 save situations, the Orioles have earned 56 holds in addition to 26 blown saves. They rank 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 46.9%, and they have sent 525 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Baltimore has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 49 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 89 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Orioles have accrued 1,248 assists, 72 errors and have notched a total of 3,921 putouts this season. In 11,763 innings on the field, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (28th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Lowther has surrendered 25 base hits while he has tallied 19 strikeouts in 19 innings. Lowther (0-2 win-loss record in his career) has a 9.61 ERA while allowing 11.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 21 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.831 and having a FIP of 6.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.73 and he has faced 98 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (-147)
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