Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+240) Los Angeles (-333)
Trevor Bauer and the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-25, 2nd in NL West) play the Texas Rangers (24-39, 5th in AL West) at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at +240 while the Dodgers are priced at -333. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kolby Allard and Trevor Bauer.
The Rangers have accrued 73 doubles as a squad and have hit 68 balls out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging % of .369 and have been called out on strikes 594 times, while taking a walk on 190 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are putting up 3.9 runs per contest, which has them at 25th in MLB. They have accumulated 232 RBI's as well as 474 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .228. They have racked up 246 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .298.
Rangers pitchers have surrendered 77 long balls and 300 runs (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 195 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.24 as a unit this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.65 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.54 for the year (22nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 516 batters.
Rangers relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 56 times as well as having 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 19 holds for the year (28th in baseball). The Rangers relievers have earned a save rate of 59.1% and has come into the game in 42 save situations. They have accumulated 13 saves so far this season and have blown 9 out of their 22 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 88 runners on the year and 34.1% of them ended up scoring. The Rangers have dispatched 185 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Rangers have turned 68.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,019 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 27th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have 1,673 putouts this season, as well as 587 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 7th in MLB, and have accumulated 454 double plays.
Allard has taken the hill for 116 innings and has earned 101 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Allard (6-11 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.44 and he has gone up against 526 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.90 (76 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.526. He has conceded 126 base knocks (9.8 hits per nine innings) with 51 free passes.
The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .405 and they are earning 5.26 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have 94 two-baggers, while taking a walk 273 times and putting up 326 runs. Los Angeles has 76 HRs on the year as well as 310 RBIs. They have struck out on 558 occasions (14th in the league) and have 503 base hits. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled a team OBP of .338 as well as a team batting average of .240 for the year.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 237 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.22 (198 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 69 home runs and they concede 3.86 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Dodgers hold a team WHIP of 1.083 in addition to having a FIP of 3.62 as a staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.47 (622 strikeouts vs 179 bases on balls). They are sitting at 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 420.
Sitting with 78 save situations, the Dodgers have amassed 41 holds and also 15 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 36 save opportunities and they have tallied 21 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and also on 59 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 24.7% of 77 inherited runners. They rank 22nd in MLB with a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 204 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
In 4,977 innings on the field, the Dodgers have a efficiency on defense of 72.5% (2nd in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Dodgers have twisted 34 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (14th in professional baseball). The Dodgers have accrued 499 assists, 36 errors and are sitting with 1,659 putouts so far this season.
Bauer (81-68 mark in his career) has a 3.81 earned run average while conceding 7.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.87 and he has gone up against 5,353 batters during his career. He has allowed a total of 538 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.240 and a FIP of 3.9. During his career, Bauer has allowed 1,097 hits while earning 1,382 strikeouts in 1,272 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-333)
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