Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 7/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-105) Detroit (-116)
Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers (45-51, 3rd in AL Central) play the Texas Rangers (35-60, 5th in AL West) at Comerica Park on Thursday. The Rangers open this matchup at -105 while the Tigers are priced at -116. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Mike Foltynewicz and Tyler Alexander.
The Rangers have earned 116 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 108 baseballs out of the park. Texas owns a slugging percentage of .377 and have struck out 847 times, while being walked on 275 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 28th in the league. They have compiled 355 RBI's and 721 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is sitting at .229. They have a total of 372 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .297.
The Rangers have a team earned run average of 4.72 for the year (24th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 755 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. Rangers pitchers have conceded 135 home runs and 471 runs (25th in the league). They have walked 288 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.62 as a unit so far this year.
The Rangers have sent 284 relievers to the hill on the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 130 base runners this season with 37.7% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 17 saves on the year and have not converted 13 of their 30 chances to get a save. The Rangers bullpen have a save rate of 56.7% and has come into the game in 61 save situations. The relievers have racked up 30 holds on the season (30th in MLB). Rangers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 84 times as well as having 81 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,515 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 21st in MLB. The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 2,505 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 864 assists and 54 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 12th in professional baseball, and have 691 double plays.
Foltynewicz has taken the ball for 788 innings and has accumulated 728 strikeouts during his career. Foltynewicz (46-51 career record) holds a FIP of 4.57 while facing 3,389 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.53 (397 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.330. He has surrendered 786 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 262 free passes.
The Tigers hold a slugging percentage of .392 and they average 4.26 runs per game (19th in the league). They have tallied 123 two-baggers, while walking 306 times as well as racking up 409 runs. Detroit has hit 106 long balls over the course of the season as well as 397 RBIs. They have struck out on 935 occasions (2nd in the league) and have notched a total of 754 base hits. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .310 in addition to a team batting average of .240 so far this season.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.352 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a pitching staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.32 (759 strikeouts against 327 bases on balls). They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 793. They have conceded 117 dingers and they relinquish 5.02 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 462 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.54 (418 earned runs yielded).
Detroit has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 34 save chances and they have tallied 21 saves. They are ranked 14th in the league holding a save percentage of 61.8%, and they have dispatched 333 bullpen pitchers to the hill this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with base runners. Detroit bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.6% out of their 145 inherited base runners. With 84 save situations, the Tigers have accrued 47 holds and also 13 blown saves.
The Detroit Tigers have twisted 83 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in pro baseball). The Tigers have 853 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,485 putouts over the course of the season. In their 7,455 innings on the field, the Tigers hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (19th in MLB).
Alexander (4-8 mark in his career) has earned a 4.47 earned run average and has allowed 10.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.54 and he has gone up against 576 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 66 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.361 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. So far in his career, Alexander has surrendered 155 base hits while he has earned 118 strikeouts in 133 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Detroit (-116)
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