Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 8/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+115) Cleveland (-147)
Eli Morgan and the Cleveland Indians (61-61, 2nd in AL Central) host the Texas Rangers (43-80, 5th in AL West) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The Rangers open this matchup at +115 while the Indians are priced at -147. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Taylor Hearn and Eli Morgan.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are earning 3.8 runs per game, which has them at 29th in the league. They are sitting with 465 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .290. The Rangers have hit 162 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 132 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 442 runs batted in and 914 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .224. Texas is slugging .370 and have been rung up 1,064 times, while being walked on 335 occasions.
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The Rangers have an earned run average of 4.69 this season (23rd in the league), and the staff has struck out 954 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 384 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.68 as a team this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.48 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 173 long balls in addition to 609 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 106 times as well as having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 39 holds for the year (30th in the league). The Rangers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 56.8% and has come into the game in 77 save situations. They have earned 21 saves on the year and have blown 16 of 37 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 163 base runners this year with 35.0% of them crossed the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 374 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Rangers have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,741 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 17th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have a total of 3,247 putouts for the season, as well as 1,121 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which puts them in 11th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 904 double plays.
Hearn has pitched in 83 innings and has earned 88 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. Hearn (2-5 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.77 while he has faced 365 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.32 (40 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.416. He has given up 71 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 47 walks.
The Indians hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they earn 4.39 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have put up 188 doubles, while walking 349 times as well as putting up 536 runs. Cleveland has a total of 152 HRs this year and 512 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,035 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have a total of 945 base knocks. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with an OBP of .302 and a team batting average of .235 over the course of the season.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 555 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.40 (520 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 157 dingers and they relinquish 4.70 runs per 9 innings (15th in the league). The Indians have a WHIP of 1.287 in addition to having a FIP of 4.36 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.62 (1,092 strikeouts against 417 free passes). They come in at 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 951.
Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of 162 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 133 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 105 save situations, the Indians have accumulated 54 holds and 16 blown saves. They are ranked 5th in the league holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 408 relievers to the mound this year. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 48 save chances and they have come away with 32 saves.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 100 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in professional baseball). The Indians have racked up 1,052 assists, 66 errors and have accumulated 3,190 putouts so far this year. In 9,570 innings played, the Indians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (10th in the majors).
Morgan (2-5 career record) is the owner of a 5.80 earned run average while allowing 9.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.50 and he has gone up against 232 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 35 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.233 and a FIP of 4.9. In his MLB career, Morgan has conceded 55 hits while tallying 54 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+115)
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