Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 10/27/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+132) Texas (-156)
Globe Life Field is where the Texas Rangers (90-72) will attempt to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks (84-78) on Friday in Game 1 of the World Series. The moneyline on this contest has Arizona at +132 while Texas is coming in at -156. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Zac Gallen and Nathan Eovaldi.
Arizona is slugging .408 and have been rung up 1,247 times, while taking a walk on 540 occasions. They have compiled 706 runs batted in in addition to 1,359 hits on the year, while their team batting average sits at .250. The Diamondbacks have accumulated 274 doubles as a squad and have hit 166 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 746 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .322. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in baseball.
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The Diamondbacks hold a team ERA of 4.47 so far this season (20th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,351 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 197 home runs and 761 total runs (20th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 525 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.36 as a team so far this year. Arizona has given up 1,375 base hits (8.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 713 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.32.
Diamondbacks relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 166 times as well as having 154 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 76 holds so far this season (23rd in baseball). The Diamondbacks bullpen have earned a save rate of 62.0% and has come into the game in 149 save situations. They have accumulated 44 saves so far this season and have blown 27 out of their 71 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 235 runners for the year with 30.2% of them crossed the plate. The Diamondbacks have dispatched 547 relievers to the hill this year.
The Diamondbacks have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,918 innings on the field, which ranks them 14th in the majors. The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 4,306 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,399 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .990 which has them sitting 1st in MLB, and have a total of 134 double plays.
Gallen has taken the ball for 667 innings and is sitting with 729 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.21 (238 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.106. He has given up 534 base hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 204 walks. Gallen (39-31 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.47 and he has faced 2,708 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Texas has accounted for 233 long balls for the year and 845 runs batted in. They have 326 two-baggers, while getting a free base 599 times and earning 881 runs. The Texas Rangers have accumulated an OBP of .337 as well as a batting average of .263 so far this year. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .452 and they earn 5.44 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,416 occasions (14th in the league) and have a total of 1,470 base knocks.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.268 in addition to having a FIP of 4.32 as a squad so far this year. They come in at 13th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,330. The Texas pitching staff have allowed 716 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.28 (683 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio is 8.50 (1,351 strikeouts against 491 bases on balls). They have surrendered 198 dingers and they surrender 4.49 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
Sitting with 146 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 80 holds and also 33 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 63 save opportunities and they have come away with 30 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 160 times in high leverage situations in addition to 163 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.5% of 273 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 47.6%, and they have dispatched 467 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 143 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in professional baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,423 assists, 57 errors and have earned 4,309 putouts for the year. In their 12,927 innings played, the Rangers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (4th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Eovaldi has surrendered 1,424 hits while tallying 1,192 strikeouts in 1,401 frames. He has given up 639 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.303 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and he has faced 5,932 batters during his MLB career. Eovaldi (79-73 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.10 ERA and has given up 9.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-156)
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