Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, July 16, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+200) Toronto (-220)
Jordan Lyles and the Texas Rangers (35-55, 5th in AL West) travel to Sahlen Field on Friday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (45-42, 3rd in AL East). The moneyline on this matchup has the Rangers priced at +200 and the Blue Jays are at -220. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Lyles and Robbie Ray.
Texas has a slugging rate of .385 and have struck out 807 times, while being walked on 269 occasions. They have accumulated 352 RBI's as well as 701 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .233. The Rangers have tallied 109 doubles as a unit and have hit 107 baseballs out of the park. They have notched a total of 369 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .302. As a team, the Texas Rangers are recording 4.1 runs per contest, which is 23rd in MLB.
The Rangers have an ERA of 4.45 this year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 733 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.68 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. Rangers pitchers have allowed 122 home runs in addition to 428 runs (22nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 273 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.46 as a unit so far this year.
The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 56.7% and stepped onto the hill in 61 save situations. The relievers have inherited 120 base runners on the season with 35.8% of them crossed home plate. Rangers pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 79 times in addition to having 80 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have dispatched 270 relievers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have racked up 30 holds on the campaign (30th in the league). They have compiled 17 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 13 of 30 save chances.
The Rangers have converted 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,191 innings, which ranks them 23rd in the majors. The Texas Rangers have earned 2,397 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 820 assists and 52 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which puts them in 12th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 658 double plays.
Lyles (49-71 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.63 and he has gone up against 4,694 hitters in the majors. He has given up 1,167 hits (9.9 hits per 9 innings) with 368 walks. His earned run average is 5.19 (613 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.443. Lyles has taken the hill for 1,063 innings and has accumulated 808 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .449 and they are earning 5.10 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have notched 147 doubles, while taking a walk 265 times and scoring 444 runs. Toronto has compiled 130 long balls on the campaign to go along with 422 RBIs. They have been rung up on 720 occasions (29th in MLB) and have earned a total of 784 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with a team OBP of .327 and a batting average of .264 for the season.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.260 and have a FIP of 4.28 as a pitching staff on the campaign. They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 679. The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 372 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.99 (336 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.95 (814 strikeouts against 276 bases on balls). They have surrendered 118 homers and they give up 4.42 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB).
Toronto relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% of 146 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 91 times in high leverage situations and also on 102 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 40 holds and also 10 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball holding a save rate of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 300 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 26 save chances and they have converted 16 saves.
In 6,828 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 67 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in MLB). The Blue Jays have accrued 771 assists, 56 errors and have a tally of 2,276 putouts for the season.
Ray (56-55 mark in his career) holds a 4.14 earned run average while surrendering 8.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,052 hitters in his MLB career. He has allowed 434 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.349 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. In his MLB career, Ray has allowed 847 hits and he has 1,172 punch outs in 943 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+200)
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