Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, 6/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Los Angeles Dodgers
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet LA
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+180) Los Angeles (-244)
Dodger Stadium is the site where Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers (38-25, 2nd in NL West) will play the Texas Rangers (24-40, 5th in AL West) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers coming in at +180 and the Dodgers are at -244. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dane Dunning and Walker Buehler.
Texas has a slugging percentage of .366 and have struck out 606 times, while being walked on 193 occasions. They have recorded 233 RBI's in addition to 478 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .226. The Rangers have accumulated 75 doubles as a unit and have hit 68 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 247 runs and hold an OBP of .297. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are recording 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 26th in the league.
The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.65 over the course of the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 520 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.63 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rangers pitchers have yielded 82 long balls and 312 runs in total (23rd in the league). They have walked 198 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a team on the campaign.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 57 times and also have had 55 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 19 holds on the season (28th in the league). The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 59.1% and has entered the game in 42 save situations. They have accumulated 13 saves for the season and have not converted 9 out of their 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 89 base runners on the campaign with 33.7% of those players ended up scoring. The Rangers have dispatched 189 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Rangers have transformed 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,091 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have notched a total of 1,697 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 594 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which ranks 8th in the majors, and they have twisted 461 double plays.
Dunning (4-4 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.32 while going up against 386 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 85 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 32 free passes. His ERA is 4.15 (42 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.286. Dunning has pitched in 91 frames and has accounted for 96 strikeouts in his career.
Los Angeles has accumulated 81 home runs this year as well as 322 runs batted in. They have put up 96 two-baggers, while getting a free base 276 times and scoring 338 runs. The Los Angeles Dodgers have compiled a team OBP of .341 and a batting average of .243 for the year. The Dodgers have a slugging percentage of .414 and they are recording 5.37 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 562 occasions (14th in MLB) and have earned a total of 519 hits.
The Dodgers have a WHIP of 1.078 and have a FIP of 3.59 as a staff for the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.48 (634 strikeouts vs 182 walks). They come in at 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 424. They have surrendered 69 dingers and they allow 3.81 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have given up 238 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.17 (198 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 78 save situations, the Dodgers have accrued 41 holds and also 15 blown saves. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 36 save chances and they have recorded 21 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 72 times in high leverage situations and on 59 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 24.7% out of 77 inherited runners. They rank 20th in the league with a save rate of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 206 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have turned 34 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (14th in the majors). The Dodgers have recorded 508 assists, 37 errors and have earned 1,686 putouts on the season. In 5,058 innings played, the Dodgers have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (3rd in the majors).
So far in his career, Buehler has surrendered 339 base knocks while earning 492 K's in 443 frames. He has conceded 150 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.007 and having a FIP of 3.3. His K/BB ratio is 4.60 and he has faced 1,765 batters so far in his career. Buehler (29-9 record in his career) has earned a 3.05 earned run average while giving up 6.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+180)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert MLB Picks