Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/20/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+215) New York (-312)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (83-67, 4th in AL East) will take on the Texas Rangers (55-94, 5th in AL West) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers coming in at +215 and the Yankees are at -312. The O/U opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Kohei Arihara and Nestor Cortes Jr.
The Rangers have hit 204 two-baggers as a team and have hit 155 baseballs out of the park. Texas is slugging .375 and have been called out on strikes 1,273 times, while being walked on 399 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 3.9 runs/g, which has them sitting at 29th in MLB. They have accrued 546 runs batted in and 1,140 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .231. They have tallied 572 runs while holding a team OBP of .295.
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Rangers pitchers have relinquished 216 long balls in addition to 743 runs in total (24th in baseball). They have walked 466 opposing players and their FIP is 4.77 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.43 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35. The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.77 for the season (24th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,134 hitters.
Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 133 times in addition to having 125 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 60 holds on the campaign (28th in baseball). The Rangers relief pitchers have a save percentage of 58.7% and has entered the game in 108 save situations. They have 27 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 46 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 205 base runners for the year and 33.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Rangers have dispatched 461 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Rangers have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,730 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 13th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have amassed 3,910 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,338 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which is 14th in the majors, and have a total of 1,096 double plays.
Arihara has taken the mound for 40 innings and has earned 24 punch outs during his MLB career. His earned run average is 6.64 (30 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.426. He has conceded 45 base knocks (10.0 hits per 9 innings) with 13 walks. Arihara (2-4 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 6.76 and he has faced 178 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Yankees have a slugging percentage of .405 and they are recording 4.36 runs per outing (19th in MLB). They have notched 193 doubles, while walking 583 times as well as earning 649 runs. New York has a total of 203 home runs on the season to go along with 608 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,362 instances (6th in the league) and are sitting with 1,163 hits. The New York Yankees are sitting with a team OBP of .323 and a batting average of .237 on the year.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.202 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.93 as a squad this year. They are currently ranked 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,125. The New York pitching staff have yielded 616 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (546 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.12 (1,439 strikeouts vs 461 free passes). They have given up 181 long balls and they relinquish 4.20 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
New York relievers hold an inherited score rate of 27.6% out of 199 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 202 times in high leverage situations in addition to 146 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 150 save situations, the Yankees have earned 76 holds and 25 blown saves. They rank 10th in baseball with a save rate of 63.8%, and they have dispatched 465 relievers to the mound on the season. New York has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 69 save opportunities and they have earned 44 saves.
In their 11,874 innings on the diamond, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 106 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Yankees have racked up 1,214 assists, 92 errors and are sitting with 3,958 putouts this season.
Thus far in his career, Cortes Jr has allowed 158 hits while totaling 167 K's in 158 frames. Cortes Jr (7-4 record in his career) has earned a 4.65 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 82 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.380 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.74 and he has gone up against 687 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+215)
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