Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-105) Detroit (-116)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (35-59, 5th in AL West) travel to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (44-51, 3rd in AL Central). The moneyline on this game has the Rangers coming in at -105 and the Tigers are at -116. The O/U is set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jordan Lyles and Matt Manning.
Texas is slugging .379 and have struck out 837 times, while taking a walk on 275 occasions. They have tallied 354 RBI's and 717 hits on the season, and their batting average is .230. The Rangers have accounted for 114 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 108 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 371 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .299. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.0 runs per outing, which is 27th in baseball.
The Rangers have an earned run average of 4.72 over the course of the season (24th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 751 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 287 batters and their FIP sits at 4.60 as a unit for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.62 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.36. Rangers pitchers have yielded 133 long balls in addition to 467 runs (24th in the league).
The Rangers relievers have recorded a save rate of 56.7% and has entered the game in 61 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 128 base runners on the season and 37.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Rangers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 83 times as well as having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 282 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have notched 30 holds for the year (30th in the league). They have recorded 17 saves on the campaign and have blown 13 of 30 chances to get a save.
The Rangers have turned 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 7,443 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 22nd in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have accounted for 2,481 putouts on the year, in addition to 853 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which is 12th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 684 double plays.
Lyles has pitched in 1,067 innings and has tallied 811 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Lyles (49-72 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.68 and he has faced 4,716 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.22 (619 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.447. He has given up 1,174 hits (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 371 walks.
The Detroit Tigers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .310 and a team batting average of .239 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 931 occasions (2nd in the league) and have totaled 745 base hits. Detroit has compiled 104 home runs so far this season and 393 runs batted in. The Tigers have a SLG% of .391 and they are earning 4.26 runs per game (19th in the league). They have put up 122 two-baggers, while taking a walk 305 times and scoring 405 runs.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.362 and have a FIP of 4.60 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 789. The Detroit pitching staff have yielded 461 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.58 (417 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 (749 strikeouts against 327 bases on balls). They have conceded 117 HR's and they surrender 5.07 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% of 145 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Tigers have earned 45 holds and 13 blown saves. They rank 17th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.6%, and they have dispatched 330 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond so far this year. Detroit has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 33 save chances and they have tallied 20 saves.
Out of their 7,374 innings on the diamond, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (20th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 83 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in baseball). The Tigers have accrued 842 assists, 57 errors and have amassed 2,458 putouts this season.
Manning (1-3 mark in his career) holds a 6.95 earned run average while allowing 11.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.13 and he has gone up against 101 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 17 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.591 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.4. So far in his pro baseball career, Manning has allowed 27 base knocks while he has tallied 9 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-105)
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