Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 10/28/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+142) Texas (-168)
Globe Life Field is the location where the Texas Rangers will go up against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday in Game 2 of the World Series. The odds on this game have Arizona at +142 and Texas is sitting at -168. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Merrill Kelly and Jordan Montgomery.
The Diamondbacks have hit 274 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 166 balls out of the stadium. Arizona has a slugging % of .408 and have been rung up 1,247 times, while taking a walk on 540 occasions. As a unit, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.6 runs/g, which has them sitting at 14th in baseball. They have amassed 706 RBI's as well as 1,359 hits on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .250. They have notched a total of 746 runs and have an on-base percentage of .322.
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Their K/BB ratio is 2.57 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. Diamondbacks pitchers have relinquished 197 home runs and also 761 total runs (20th in the league). Arizona has allowed 1,375 hits (8.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 713 earned runs. The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.47 over the course of the season (20th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,351 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 525 batters and their FIP is 4.36 as a team so far this year.
The Diamondbacks have sent 547 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 235 runners on the year with 30.2% of those players earned a run for their team. They have earned 44 saves on the season and have missed out on 27 out of their 71 chances to get a save. The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 62.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 149 save situations. The relievers have recorded 76 holds for the season (23rd in baseball). Diamondbacks relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 166 times as well as having 154 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have notched a total of 4,306 putouts this year, as well as 1,399 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which puts them in 1st in baseball, and have 134 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,918 innings, ranking them 14th in MLB.
Kelly (48-43 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.02 and he has gone up against 3,095 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 683 hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 233 free passes. His earned run average is 3.80 (317 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.220. Kelly has taken the hill for 750 frames and is sitting with 681 strikeouts during his career.
Texas has compiled 233 home runs for the year to go along with 845 runs batted in. They have 326 two-baggers, while taking a walk 599 times as well as earning 881 runs. The Texas Rangers have earned a team on-base percentage of .337 in addition to a batting average of .263 for the year. The Rangers have a SLG% of .452 and they average 5.44 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,416 occasions (14th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,470 hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.268 in addition to having a FIP of 4.32 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.50 (1,351 strikeouts vs 491 walks). They come in at 13th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,330. They have given up 198 dingers and they relinquish 4.49 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Texas pitching staff have yielded 716 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.28 (683 earned runs conceded).
Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 63 save chances and they have come away with 30 saves. They sit at 30th in baseball holding a save percentage of 47.6%, and they have dispatched 467 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 160 times in high leverage situations and also on 163 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of their 273 inherited runners. Sitting with 146 save situations, the Rangers have recorded 80 holds and also 33 blown saves.
In 12,927 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.3% (4th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have gotten 143 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in MLB). The Rangers have racked up 1,423 assists, 57 errors and have amassed 4,309 putouts for the season.
During his career, Montgomery has surrendered 706 hits while he has totaled 705 strikeouts in 755 innings pitched. Montgomery (38-34 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.68 earned run average and has given up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 309 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.209 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.41 and he has faced 3,139 batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Arizona (+142)
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