Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/19/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Red Sox vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Boston (+120) Texas (-142)
The Texas Rangers (82-67) will play the Boston Red Sox (74-76) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Red Sox at +120 while the Rangers are priced at -142. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Tanner Houck and Nathan Eovaldi.
As a squad, the Boston Red Sox are earning 4.9 runs per game, which puts them at 8th in baseball. They are sitting with 736 runs and have an on-base percentage of .327. The Red Sox have compiled 323 doubles as a team and have hit 176 balls out of the stadium. They have amassed 702 runs batted in in addition to 1,353 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average comes in at .261. Boston is slugging .433 and have been rung up 1,254 times, while drawing a walk on 460 occasions.
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The Red Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 4.54 so far this season (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,320 batters. Red Sox pitchers have allowed 197 home runs and 725 runs in total (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 462 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.42 as a squad over the course of the season. Boston has given up 1,333 base knocks (9.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 671 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.86 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.35.
The Red Sox have sent 479 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 169 runners for the year with 30.2% of them crossed the plate. They have recorded 40 saves for the season and have not converted 14 of 54 chances to get a save. The Red Sox bullpen have a save rate of 74.1% and has come into the game in 121 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 66 holds this year (27th in the league). Red Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 112 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Boston Red Sox have amassed 3,987 putouts this year, as well as 1,327 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which ranks 29th in pro baseball, and have a total of 127 double plays. The Red Sox have turned 67.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 11,961 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 28th in pro baseball.
Houck (14-18 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 997 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 202 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 86 walks. His earned run average is 3.77 (100 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.205. Houck has pitched in 239 frames and has accounted for 251 strikeouts in his career.
Texas has hit 209 home runs on the campaign to go along with 784 runs batted in. They have put up 313 doubles, while taking a walk 540 times and racking up 818 runs. The Texas Rangers are sitting with an OBP of .338 in addition to a team batting average of .266 so far this year. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .454 and they average 5.49 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have struck out on 1,302 occasions (15th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,375 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have conceded 667 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.32 (635 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 186 homers and they relinquish 4.54 runs per 9 innings (17th in MLB). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.275 with a FIP of 4.38 as a staff this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.40 (1,236 strikeouts vs 455 walks). They sit at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,231.
Texas has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 57 save chances and they have tallied 27 saves. They are ranked 30th in the league with a save percentage of 47.4%, and they have sent 427 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 142 times in high leverage situations and also on 147 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.7% out of 239 inherited runners. With 129 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 71 holds and also 30 blown saves.
In 11,904 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (5th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 137 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .990 (2nd in baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,317 assists, 55 errors and have a total of 3,968 putouts during this campaign.
Eovaldi (78-72 record in his career) holds a 4.05 ERA while conceding 9.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.97 and he has gone up against 5,871 batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 624 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.300 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his career, Eovaldi has allowed 1,409 hits while totaling 1,178 punch outs in 1,388 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-142)
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