Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 5/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+150) Minnesota (-160)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (14-17, 5th in AL West) are headed to Target Field on Thursday where they'll meet the Minnesota Twins (11-17, 4th in AL Central). The Rangers open this contest at +150 while the Twins are priced at -160. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Lyles and Michael Pineda.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are recording 4.1 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 20th in baseball. They have notched a total of 128 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .309. The Rangers have compiled 32 doubles as a squad and have knocked 38 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 123 RBI's and 245 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average sits at .237. Texas has a slugging rate of .386 and have struck out 323 times, while taking a walk on 92 occasions.
The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.43 on the campaign (22nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 255 batters. They have walked 80 hitters and their FIP is 4.29 as a team so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.19 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.28. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 43 home runs and also 143 runs in total (23rd in MLB).
Rangers relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 22 times in addition to having 23 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 9 holds on the campaign (25th in the league). The Rangers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 22 save situations. They have compiled 8 saves on the year and have blown 4 of 12 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 34 runners on the year with 23.5% of them crossed home plate. The Rangers have dispatched 87 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Rangers have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs in their 2,472 innings, which has them sitting 21st in MLB. The Texas Rangers have earned 824 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 287 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them ranked 15th in the majors, and have 224 double plays.
Lyles has pitched in 995 frames and has earned 755 K's during his pro baseball career. Lyles (45-68 career record) has a FIP of 4.65 while he has faced 4,404 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.28 (584 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.448. He has given up 1,095 base hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 346 free passes.
Minnesota has accounted for 38 home runs on the year to go along with 128 runs batted in. They have put up 48 doubles, while getting a free base 84 times and scoring 136 runs. The Minnesota Twins have recorded a team on-base percentage of .308 as well as a batting average of .240 on the season. The Twins hold a team slugging % of .421 and they are recording 4.86 runs per contest (7th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 243 occasions (24th in baseball) and have 224 base knocks.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.226 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 221. The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 135 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.33 (117 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.08 (237 strikeouts against 77 walks). They have surrendered 41 dingers and they relinquish 5.00 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB).
Minnesota relievers have an inherited score percentage of 57.9% of 38 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 33 times in high leverage situations in addition to 28 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Twins have earned 17 holds in addition to 6 blown saves. They are ranked 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 45.5%, and they have dispatched 88 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 11 save opportunities and they have come away with 5 saves.
In their 2,190 innings on the field, the Twins hold a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (13th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 23 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 248 assists, 17 errors and have amassed 730 putouts this year.
So far in his MLB career, Pineda has allowed 837 base hits while he has accumulated 879 strikeouts in 880 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 388 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.176 and having a FIP of 3.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.44 and he has gone up against 3,638 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Pineda (55-47 record in his career) has a 3.97 ERA while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+150)
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