Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/25/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-110) Baltimore (-110)
John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (49-104, 5th in AL East) play the Texas Rangers (55-98, 5th in AL West) at Oriole Park on Saturday. The Orioles open this game at -110 while the Rangers are coming in at -110. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jordan Lyles and John Means.
The Rangers have compiled 211 doubles as a squad and have hit 156 baseballs out of the park. Texas has a slugging percentage of .373 and have struck out 1,312 times, while taking a walk on 404 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.8 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 29th in MLB. They have accumulated 555 runs batted in in addition to 1,168 hits on the year, and their team batting average sits at .230. They have accounted for 581 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .293.
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Rangers pitchers have given up 222 home runs and also 768 runs in total (26th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 486 batters and their FIP sits at 4.80 as a squad this season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.82 over the course of the season (25th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,161 hitters.
The Rangers relievers have a save percentage of 57.4% and has entered the game in 109 save situations. The relievers have inherited 214 runners this year with 32.7% of them earned a run for their team. Rangers relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 138 times as well as having 128 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 474 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have notched 60 holds this year (29th in baseball). They have recorded 27 saves on the season and have blown 20 of their 47 chances to save the game.
The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 4,009 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,378 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them ranked 13th in baseball, and have a total of 1,128 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,027 innings on the field, which has them ranked 14th in pro baseball.
Lyles (53-78 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.74 while he has faced 4,996 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,243 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) with 392 walks. His earned run average is 5.24 (660 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.442. Lyles has taken the hill for 1,133 innings and is sitting with 866 strikeouts during his pro baseball career.
Baltimore has a total of 184 long balls for the year as well as 599 runs batted in. They have 254 two-baggers, while taking a walk 428 times and scoring 625 runs. The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .304 as well as a batting average of .240 on the campaign. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .403 and they average 4.11 runs per game (26th in the league). They have struck out on 1,360 occasions (10th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,222 base hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.490 with a FIP of 5.11 as a pitching staff this year. They rank 30th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,423. The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 901 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.87 (858 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.18 (1,172 strikeouts against 537 free passes). They have surrendered 238 long balls and they surrender 6.17 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
With 107 save situations, the Orioles have recorded 56 holds in addition to 27 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the contest in 50 save chances and they have converted 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 148 times in high leverage situations in addition to 199 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of 315 inherited runners. They rank 29th in MLB holding a save percentage of 46.0%, and they have sent 529 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 90 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 1,254 assists, 71 errors and have a total of 3,945 putouts for the season. In 11,835 innings played, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (28th in the majors).
So far in his MLB career, Means has surrendered 291 hits and he has 291 K's in 340 innings. Means (20-22 mark in his career) holds a 3.67 earned run average and has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 139 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.063 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.10 and he has gone up against 1,379 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (-110)
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