Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Friday, June 11, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+295) Los Angeles (-435)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (24-39, 5th in AL West) head to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (36-25, 2nd in NL West). The Rangers open this game at +295 while the Dodgers are coming in at -435. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Mike Foltynewicz and Clayton Kershaw.
The Rangers have compiled 73 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 68 balls out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging percentage of .369 and have been called out on strikes 594 times, while being walked on 190 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.9 runs/g, which ranks them 24th in MLB. They have accumulated 232 runs batted in and 474 hits this season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .228. They have earned 246 runs while holding a team OBP of .298.
Rangers pitchers have surrendered 77 long balls and 300 runs (23rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 195 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a unit over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.65 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.36. The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.54 on the year (22nd in the league), and their staff has struck out 516 hitters.
Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 56 times as well as having 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 19 holds on the campaign (28th in MLB). The Rangers bullpen have earned a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 42 save situations. They have compiled 13 saves so far this year and have missed out on 9 of their 22 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 88 base runners so far this season with 34.1% of them crossed home plate. The Rangers have dispatched 185 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Texas Rangers have a total of 1,673 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 587 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them sitting 7th in baseball, and have a total of 454 double plays. The Rangers have transformed 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,019 innings on the field, which has them ranked 27th in MLB.
Foltynewicz has taken the ball for 752 innings and is sitting with 701 K's in his pro baseball career. Foltynewicz (45-48 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.41 while facing 3,232 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.37 (365 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.329. He has conceded 745 hits (8.9 hits per 9 innings) with 255 free passes.
Los Angeles has knocked in 75 long balls so far this year to go along with 304 RBIs. They have hit 94 doubles, while getting a free base 266 times as well as putting up 320 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .336 as well as a batting average of .239 for the season. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .405 and they are scoring 5.25 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have struck out on 551 instances (14th in MLB) and have earned 493 hits.
The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.086 in addition to having a FIP of 3.62 as a staff this season. They rank 2nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 414. The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 234 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.21 (195 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.44 (616 strikeouts against 179 walks). They have relinquished 68 long balls and they allow 3.86 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Sitting with 77 save situations, the Dodgers have earned 41 holds and 15 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relievers enter the contest in 35 save chances and they have earned 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 71 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 24.7% of 77 inherited base runners. They sit at 23rd in MLB holding a save rate of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 203 relievers to the hill so far this year.
In their 4,914 innings on the diamond, the Dodgers have a defensive efficiency of 72.5% (2nd in the majors). The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 33 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (15th in the majors). The Dodgers have recorded 493 assists, 36 errors and have 1,638 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Kershaw has given up 1,819 base hits while earning 2,612 punch outs in 2,409 frames. He has given up 662 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.004 and having a FIP of 2.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.36 and he has gone up against 9,483 batters so far in his MLB career. Kershaw (182-81 career mark) has earned a 2.47 ERA and has given up 6.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-435)
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