Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+130) Tampa Bay (-196)
Kyle Gibson and the Texas Rangers (3-6, 4th in AL West) are headed to Tropicana Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (4-5, 4th in AL East). The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers coming in at +130 and the Rays are at -196. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Gibson and Ryan Yarbrough.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB. They have earned 36 runs while holding a team OBP of .303. The Rangers have hit 10 doubles as a team and have smacked 9 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 35 RBI's as well as 65 base knocks so far this season, while their batting average sits at .223. Texas is slugging .356 and have been called out on strikes 95 times, while taking a walk on 25 occasions.
Rangers pitchers have given up 16 home runs in addition to 51 runs (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 27 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.29 as a team this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.41. The Rangers have an ERA of 5.13 over the course of the season (23rd in the league), and their staff has rung up 72 hitters.
The Rangers have dispatched 30 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 12 base runners for the season with 33.3% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 2 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 2 of their 4 chances to get a save. The Rangers relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 8 save situations. The bullpen have notched 3 holds over the course of the season (20th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 5 times in addition to having 6 appearances in high leverage situations.
Gibson (70-74 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.35 while he has gone up against 5,027 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,225 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 426 walks. His earned run average is 4.58 (591 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.422. Gibson has pitched in 1,160 innings and has accounted for 912 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Rays hold a team slugging percentage of .394 and they average 4.56 runs per game (13th in MLB). They have recorded 18 doubles, while walking 30 times and earning 41 runs. Tampa Bay has recorded 10 home runs on the season to go along with 40 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 90 occasions (10th in the league) and have tallied 71 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .231 for the year.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have relinquished 55 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.21 (47 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 8 homers and they relinquish 6.10 runs per 9 innings (28th in baseball). The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.392 with a FIP of 3.57 as a pitching staff on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.08 (80 strikeouts against 26 free passes). They rank 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 87.
With 12 save situations, the Rays have accrued 6 holds and also 4 blown saves. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to enter the game in 6 save chances and they have walked away with 2 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 19 times in high leverage situations and also on 12 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.0% of 16 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 24th in baseball with a save rate of 33.3%, and they have sent 33 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season.
In his career, Yarbrough has given up 328 hits while tallying 294 strikeouts in 355 frames. Yarbrough (28-17 career record) holds a 3.98 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 157 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.157 and a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.54 and he has gone up against 1,471 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-196)
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