Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+140) Tampa Bay (-160)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (3-4, 4th in AL West) go to Tropicana Field on Monday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (3-4, 4th in AL East). The Rays open this game at -160 while the Rangers are priced at +140. The over/under opens at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dane Dunning and Tyler Glasnow.
Texas is slugging .367 and have been rung up 73 times, while taking a walk on 19 occasions. They have accrued 31 RBI's in addition to 53 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is .231. The Rangers have hit 7 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 8 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 32 runs while having a team OBP of .309. As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.6 runs per game, which is 12th in MLB.
The Rangers have an earned run average of 5.46 so far this year (26th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 64 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.39. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 11 home runs and also 42 runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 20 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.74 as a squad so far this season.
Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 5 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 3 holds this season (18th in MLB). The Rangers bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 8 save situations. They have earned 2 saves so far this year and have blown 2 of 4 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 12 runners on the season with 33.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 24 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
Dunning (3-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 160 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 28 base knocks (6.5 hits per nine innings) and has 13 free passes. His earned run average is 3.69 (16 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.051. Dunning has taken the ball for 39 innings and has 41 strikeouts thus far in his career.
Tampa Bay has knocked in 6 long balls for the year to go along with 32 runs batted in. They have recorded 15 two-baggers, while walking 25 times as well as putting up 33 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .232 on the campaign. The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .380 and they have an average of 4.71 runs per outing (11th in baseball). They have struck out on 65 instances (20th in baseball) and have a total of 55 base knocks.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.447 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.52 as a squad on the year. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 73. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 47 runs on the year while having an ERA of 5.79 (40 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.71 (63 strikeouts vs 17 bases on balls). They have conceded 7 homers and they allow 6.80 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league).
Tampa Bay bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of 10 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 15 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Rays have compiled 5 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. They sit at 22nd in the league with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 23 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. Tampa Bay has had relievers take the mound in 5 save chances and they have converted 2 saves.
In his career, Glasnow has given up 280 base hits and he has 398 strikeouts in 327 innings pitched. Glasnow (15-18 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.29 earned run average while surrendering 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 156 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.309 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 and he has faced 1,389 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+140)
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