Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where Kenta Maeda and the Minnesota Twins (8-15, 4th in AL Central) will play the Texas Rangers (11-15, 5th in AL West) on Monday.
The Rangers have tallied 23 doubles as a squad and have knocked 31 baseballs out of the stadium. Texas is slugging .373 and have struck out 275 times, while taking a walk on 76 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are knocking in 4.0 runs per game, which is 22nd in baseball. They have earned 99 runs batted in as well as 198 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is .231. They have earned a total of 103 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .304.
The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.40 this year (21st in baseball), and their staff has rung up 212 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.12 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 35 long balls and also 119 runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 68 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a unit on the year.
The Rangers bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 55.6% and has entered the game in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 29 base runners on the campaign with 17.2% of them ended up crossing the plate. Rangers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 17 times in addition to having 17 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 75 relievers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have accumulated 8 holds over the course of the season (25th in MLB). They have compiled 5 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 4 of their 9 save opportunities.
The Rangers have turned 68.2% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,067 innings on the diamond, ranking them 25th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have accounted for 689 putouts for the season, as well as 240 assists and 16 errors. Their fielding rate is at .983 which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 191 double plays.
Dunning has taken the ball for 56 innings and has earned 59 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Dunning (3-1 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.27 and he has faced 238 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.97 (25 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.182. He has given up 49 hits (7.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 18 walks.
Minnesota has tallied 29 home runs so far this season and 97 RBIs. They have put up 38 two-baggers, while getting a free base 64 times as well as racking up 102 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a batting average of .241 for the season. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .409 and they are earning 4.43 runs per game (11th in baseball). They have struck out on 204 instances (22nd in baseball) and are sitting with 186 hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.213 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a unit so far this season. They rank 11th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 178. The Minnesota pitching staff have conceded 108 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.25 (93 earned runs allowed). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.21 (196 strikeouts against 61 walks). They have conceded 31 HR's and they concede 4.93 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league).
Minnesota has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have recorded 4 saves. They are ranked 26th in MLB with a save percentage of 44.4%, and they have dispatched 69 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 29 times in high leverage situations and on 22 occasions with base runners. Minnesota relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 60.6% out of their 33 inherited runners. With 22 save situations, the Twins have recorded 13 holds and also 5 blown saves.
In 1,776 innings played, the Twins have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.6% (13th in the majors). The Minnesota Twins have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (12th in professional baseball). The Twins have accrued 194 assists, 12 errors and have a total of 592 putouts on the campaign.
During his pro baseball career, Maeda has allowed 576 base hits while earning 741 strikeouts in 679 innings pitched. Maeda (54-38 career mark) holds a 3.84 earned run average while allowing 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 290 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.133 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.84 and he has gone up against 2,789 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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