Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (57-67) are hosting the Detroit Tigers (48-77) at Globe Life Field on Sunday. The expected starting pitchers are Drew Hutchison and Cole Ragans.
As a team, the Detroit Tigers are earning 3.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 30th in MLB. They have notched a total of 399 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .282. The Tigers have compiled 179 two-baggers as a team and have hit 72 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accrued 382 RBI's in addition to 932 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .227. Detroit has a slugging percentage of .331 and have struck out 1,100 times, while being walked on 291 occasions.
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The Tigers hold a team ERA of 3.95 for the season (18th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 912 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 386 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.98 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. Tigers pitchers have allowed 113 home runs and 537 runs in total (18th in MLB).
Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 85 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 75 holds on the year (9th in MLB). The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 70.0% and has entered the game in 117 save situations. They have earned 28 saves this year and have missed out on 12 out of their 40 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 145 base runners so far this season with 29.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Tigers have sent 446 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Detroit Tigers have earned a total of 3,269 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,072 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which puts them in 20th in MLB, and they have turned 103 double plays. The Tigers have converted 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of 9,807 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in pro baseball.
Hutchison has taken the mound for 552 innings and has 470 punch outs during his MLB career. Hutchison (36-31 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.40 while he has gone up against 2,407 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.85 (298 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.411. He has surrendered 581 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 199 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have an OBP of .306 as well as a batting average of .243 for the season. They have struck out on 1,089 occasions (8th in baseball) and have earned a total of 1,026 base knocks. Texas has 148 HRs this year and 533 runs batted in. The Rangers have a team SLG% of .398 and they tally 4.53 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have notched 175 two-baggers, while getting a free base 363 times and scoring 562 runs.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.299 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a squad this year. They come in at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 998. The Texas pitching staff have yielded 546 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.99 (489 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 (1,013 strikeouts vs 435 walks). They have surrendered 128 HR's and they give up 4.46 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball).
Texas has had relief pitchers enter the game in 50 save opportunities and they have tallied 29 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 58.0%, and they have sent 412 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 135 times in high leverage situations in addition to 98 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 32.0% out of 147 inherited base runners. With 113 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 63 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 100 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (23rd in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,170 assists, 74 errors and have amassed 3,309 putouts over the course of the season. In their 9,927 innings played, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (12th in the majors).
So far in his pro baseball career, Ragans has conceded 18 hits while accumulating 9 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 9 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.527 and a FIP of 6.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.90 and he has faced 82 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Ragans (0-2 career record) has a 4.42 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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