Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/19/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-116) Detroit (-105)
Kyle Funkhouser and the Detroit Tigers (42-51, 3rd in AL Central) host the Texas Rangers (35-56, 5th in AL West) at Comerica Park on Monday. The Rangers open this matchup at -116 while the Tigers are priced at -105. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Gibson and Kyle Funkhouser.
The Rangers have hit 111 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 108 baseballs out of the stadium. Texas is slugging .384 and have struck out 819 times, while taking a walk on 273 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball. They have amassed 354 RBI's in addition to 707 hits this season, and their batting average sits at .232. They have a total of 371 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .302.
The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.52 this year (22nd in baseball), and they have rung up 739 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Rangers pitchers have given up 127 home runs and also 438 runs in total (21st in baseball). They have walked 277 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.53 as a squad on the year.
The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 56.7% and stepped onto the hill in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 120 runners on the season and 35.8% of those players crossed home plate. Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 79 times as well as having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have dispatched 273 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have recorded 30 holds for the season (30th in MLB). They have recorded 17 saves on the season and have blown 13 of 30 chances to get a save.
The Rangers have turned 69.0% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,263 innings on the field, which has them sitting 21st in the majors. The Texas Rangers have 2,421 putouts so far this season, in addition to 829 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 12th in baseball, and they have twisted 663 double plays.
Gibson has pitched in 1,256 frames and has totaled 991 K's in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.38 (612 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.390. He has surrendered 1,293 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 453 walks. Gibson (75-75 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.28 and he has gone up against 5,401 batters in the majors.
The Detroit Tigers have recorded a team OBP of .306 and a batting average of .235 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 922 instances (2nd in baseball) and have 715 base hits. Detroit has compiled 101 home runs for the season to go along with 372 RBIs. The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .386 and they average 4.13 runs per game (21st in the league). They have notched 117 two-baggers, while walking 298 times as well as earning 384 runs.
The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 461 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.68 (417 earned runs given up). They have allowed 117 home runs and they give up 5.18 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Tigers hold a team WHIP of 1.374 in addition to having a FIP of 4.64 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.28 (733 strikeouts vs 322 walks). They come in at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 779.
Sitting with 81 save situations, the Tigers have recorded 45 holds and also 13 blown saves. Detroit has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 33 save chances and they have tallied 20 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on base. Detroit relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% of 145 inherited base runners. They rank 16th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.6%, and they have sent 324 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
In their 7,212 innings on the field, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have turned 79 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in MLB). The Tigers have accrued 820 assists, 56 errors and have a total of 2,404 putouts this year.
Funkhouser (4-1 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.06 earned run average and has given up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.56 and he has gone up against 220 hitters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 23 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.412 and having a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Funkhouser has allowed 47 hits while he has earned 39 strikeouts in 51 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-116)
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