Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+110) Baltimore (-147)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (56-98, 5th in AL West) are headed to Oriole Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (49-105, 5th in AL East). The odds on this contest have the Rangers coming in at +110 and the Orioles are at -147. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dane Dunning and Chris Ellis.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are recording 3.8 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. They have a total of 589 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .293. The Rangers have tallied 213 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 157 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 562 runs batted in and 1,186 hits so far this season, and their team batting average sits at .231. Texas is slugging .372 and have been called out on strikes 1,324 times, while being walked on 411 occasions.
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The Rangers have an ERA of 4.81 this season (25th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 1,179 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 225 long balls in addition to 776 runs in total (25th in MLB). They have walked 490 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.80 as a squad over the course of the season.
The Rangers have sent 479 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 214 runners for the year with 32.7% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 28 saves on the season and have blown 20 out of their 48 chances to get a save. The Rangers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 58.3% and has come into the game in 110 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 60 holds on the campaign (30th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 138 times and also have had 128 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 12,180 innings, which ranks them 16th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have a total of 4,060 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,393 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which is 12th in baseball, and they have turned 1,141 double plays.
Dunning has taken the hill for 144 innings and has earned 141 strikeouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.25 (68 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.354. He has surrendered 145 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 50 walks. Dunning (7-9 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.84 while he has gone up against 617 hitters in the major leagues.
The Orioles have a SLG% of .404 and they earn 4.11 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have recorded 256 doubles, while taking a walk 432 times and racking up 633 runs. Baltimore has 187 home runs so far this year as well as 607 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,378 instances (10th in baseball) and have tallied 1,238 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have compiled an on-base percentage of .304 and a team batting average of .240 over the course of the season.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.489 and have a FIP of 5.09 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 30th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,441. The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 909 runs on the season while having an ERA of 5.85 (866 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.18 (1,184 strikeouts vs 544 walks). They have allowed 239 long balls and they concede 6.14 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Sitting with 116 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 62 holds and 28 blown saves. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 52 save opportunities and they have converted 24 saves. Their relievers have come in 153 times in high leverage situations and on 203 occasions with base runners. Baltimore bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 40.1% out of 322 inherited base runners. They rank 29th in baseball holding a save rate of 46.2%, and they have dispatched 539 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year.
In their 11,997 innings played, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (28th in the majors). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 91 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (6th in MLB). The Orioles have accrued 1,281 assists, 71 errors and have a total of 3,999 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Ellis has conceded 20 base hits while he has accumulated 21 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 7 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.244 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.50 and he has gone up against 116 hitters in his career. Ellis (1-0 career mark) has earned a 2.30 ERA while giving up 6.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+110)
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