Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-116) Detroit (-105)
Comerica Park is the site where Tarik Skubal and the Detroit Tigers (43-51, 3rd in AL Central) will play the Texas Rangers (35-58, 5th in AL West) on Tuesday. The Rangers open this matchup at -116 while the Tigers are coming in at -105. The O/U opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dane Dunning and Tarik Skubal.
The Rangers have recorded 113 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 108 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 827 times, while taking a walk on 275 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 26th in the league. They have tallied 354 RBI's and 713 hits on the campaign, and their batting average sits at .231. They have a total of 371 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .300.
The Rangers have an ERA of 4.62 this season (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 747 batters. They have walked 281 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.58 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.66 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers have given up 132 home runs and also 453 total runs (22nd in the league).
The Rangers relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 56.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 121 base runners so far this year with 36.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 80 times and also have had 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have dispatched 277 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have tallied 30 holds over the course of the season (30th in MLB). They have earned 17 saves on the season and have missed out on 13 of 30 save opportunities.
The Rangers have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,371 innings on the field, which ranks them 21st in MLB. The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 2,457 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 840 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them sitting 11th in the majors, and have earned 679 double plays.
Dunning has taken the mound for 113 innings and has 120 strikeouts so far in his career. His earned run average is 4.14 (52 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.345. He has given up 111 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 41 free passes. Dunning (5-6 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.54 while facing 484 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .388 and they are earning 4.16 runs per contest (20th in baseball). They have put up 119 doubles, while taking a walk 299 times as well as putting up 391 runs. Detroit has 103 home runs so far this season to go along with 379 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 927 instances (2nd in the league) and have a total of 726 hits. The Detroit Tigers have earned an OBP of .307 and a batting average of .236 on the campaign.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.373 with a FIP of 4.63 as a pitching staff on the year. They sit at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 785. The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 461 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.63 (417 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (739 strikeouts vs 327 free passes). They have surrendered 117 home runs and they yield 5.12 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB).
Detroit has called on relievers to take the mound in 33 save chances and they have walked away with 20 saves. They are ranked 15th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have sent 326 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with base runners. Detroit relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of their 145 inherited runners. With 81 save situations, the Tigers have 45 holds in addition to 13 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 83 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (19th in MLB). The Tigers have 834 assists, 57 errors and have notched a total of 2,431 putouts this season. In their 7,293 innings on the field, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (20th in MLB).
So far in his career, Skubal has allowed 112 base hits while he has tallied 142 strikeouts in 120 frames. He has conceded 63 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.334 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.90 and he has gone up against 522 hitters during his MLB career. Skubal (6-12 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.70 earned run average and has surrendered 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-116)
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