Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-105) Baltimore (-125)
Oriole Park is the venue where Alexander Wells and the Baltimore Orioles (48-104, 5th in AL East) will play the Texas Rangers (55-97, 5th in AL West) on Friday. The Rangers open this matchup at -105 while the Orioles are priced at -125. The total opens at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Spencer Howard and Alexander Wells.
The Rangers have accumulated 211 doubles as a team and have knocked 156 baseballs out of the stadium. Texas owns a slugging percentage of .373 and have been called out on strikes 1,312 times, while taking a walk on 404 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are compiling 3.8 runs/g, which has them at 29th in the league. They have accumulated 555 runs batted in and 1,168 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .230. They have tallied 581 runs while having a team OBP of .293.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.82 for the season (25th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,161 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 486 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.80 as a team on the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 222 home runs and 768 runs in total (26th in MLB).
The Rangers have dispatched 474 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 214 base runners this season and 32.7% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 27 saves for the year and have missed out on 20 of their 47 chances to save the game. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 57.4% and has come into the game in 109 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 60 holds on the season (29th in MLB). Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 138 times as well as having 128 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,027 innings, which has them sitting at 14th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have a total of 4,009 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,378 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which has them ranked 13th in MLB, and they have twisted 1,128 double plays.
Howard (1-6 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.77 while he has faced 305 batters during his time in the majors. He has given up 72 base hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has 34 walks. His ERA is 6.51 (48 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.598. Howard has taken the ball for 66 innings and has tallied 69 K's during his MLB career.
The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .403 and they are earning 4.11 runs per game (26th in baseball). They have put up 254 two-baggers, while taking a walk 428 times as well as scoring 625 runs. Baltimore has compiled 184 home runs so far this year and 599 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,360 occasions (10th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,222 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied a team OBP of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .240 this season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have yielded 901 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 5.87 (858 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 238 homers and they allow 6.17 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.490 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.11 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.18 (1,172 strikeouts against 537 free passes). They sit at 30th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,423.
Sitting with 107 save situations, the Orioles have 56 holds and 27 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to take the mound in 50 save opportunities and they have tallied 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 148 times in high leverage situations and also on 199 occasions with base runners. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of their 315 inherited base runners. They are ranked 29th in MLB with a save rate of 46.0%, and they have sent 529 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 90 double plays and have a fielding rate of .987 (6th in professional baseball). The Orioles have recorded 1,254 assists, 71 errors and are sitting with 3,945 putouts so far this season. In their 11,835 innings played, the Orioles hold a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (28th in pro baseball).
Wells (1-3 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 7.96 ERA while giving up 12.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.77 and he has gone up against 155 hitters so far in his career. He has allowed 28 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.832 and a FIP of 6.5. Thus far in his career, Wells has conceded 45 base knocks and he has 23 punch outs in 31 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-105)
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