Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+147) Minnesota (-152)
Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins (11-16, 4th in AL Central) play the Texas Rangers (13-17, 5th in AL West) at Target Field on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Rangers coming in at +147 and the Twins are at -152. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Hyeon-Jong Yang and Michael Pineda.
Texas is slugging .381 and have struck out 316 times, while taking a walk on 90 occasions. They have amassed 117 runs batted in in addition to 235 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average is sitting at .236. The Rangers have compiled 28 two-baggers as a team and have hit 36 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 122 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .310. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are recording 4.1 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in the league.
The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.50 for the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 244 hitters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.13 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Rangers pitchers have allowed 41 home runs in addition to 140 total runs (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 78 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.30 as a unit on the season.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 21 times and also have had 21 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 9 holds over the course of the season (25th in baseball). The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 63.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 21 save situations. They have accumulated 7 saves this year and have missed out on 4 out of their 11 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 34 base runners so far this season and 23.5% of those runners ended up scoring. The Rangers have dispatched 85 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Rangers have converted 68.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,382 innings, which has them sitting 24th in baseball. The Texas Rangers are sitting with 794 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 277 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which is 19th in MLB, and have a total of 218 double plays.
Yang has taken the ball for 8 innings and is sitting with 5 K's in his pro baseball career. Yang (0-0 career record) has a FIP of 3.80 while he has gone up against 33 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 2.08 (2 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 0.808. He has surrendered 6 base knocks (6.2 hits per nine innings) and has 1 free passes.
Minnesota has accumulated 36 home runs this year to go along with 125 RBIs. They have 48 doubles, while walking 82 times as well as notching 133 runs. The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an OBP of .313 in addition to a batting average of .244 so far this season. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .426 and they average 4.93 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have been rung up on 232 instances (24th in MLB) and have 220 base hits.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.227 in addition to having a FIP of 4.44 as a pitching staff so far this season. They come in at 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 211. The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 129 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.36 (113 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.07 (230 strikeouts vs 75 walks). They have allowed 39 HR's and they relinquish 4.98 runs per 9 innings (22nd in baseball).
Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 62.9% out of their 35 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations and also on 24 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 25 save situations, the Twins have earned 15 holds and 5 blown saves. They sit at 25th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 83 relievers to the mound so far this season. Minnesota has had relief pitchers enter the game in 10 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have twisted 23 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in MLB). The Twins have 239 assists, 16 errors and are sitting with 700 putouts on the season. Out of their 2,100 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (13th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Pineda has surrendered 837 hits while he has tallied 879 K's in 880 frames. He has given up 388 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.176 and a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.44 and he has gone up against 3,638 batters in his career. Pineda (55-47 career record) has earned a 3.97 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Minnesota (-152)
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