Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/28/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+160) Texas (-190)
The Detroit Tigers (34-43) are hitting the road to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they will play the Texas Rangers (47-31). The moneyline on this matchup has Detroit at +160 and Texas is sitting at -190. The betting total comes in at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Joey Wentz and Dane Dunning.
As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are knocking in 3.8 runs per contest, which ranks them 28th in MLB. They have racked up 291 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .302. The Tigers have earned 119 doubles as a unit and have smacked 69 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 282 RBI's in addition to 597 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate is at .229. Detroit has a slugging % of .362 and have struck out 691 times, while taking a walk on 257 occasions.
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The Tigers hold a team earned run average of 4.31 over the course of the season (19th in the league), and the staff has struck out 649 batters. Tigers pitchers have given up 94 home runs and 361 total runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 218 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a unit on the campaign. Detroit has conceded 635 base knocks (8.3 per 9 innings) and 329 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.24.
Tigers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 85 times and also have had 86 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have notched 45 holds for the year (8th in the league). The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 58.6% and has come into the game in 76 save situations. They have recorded 17 saves on the season and have missed out on 12 out of their 29 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 121 runners for the season and 36.4% of those players ended up scoring. The Tigers have sent 249 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Tigers have converted 70.0% of balls in play into outs in their 6,189 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 7th in baseball. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 2,063 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 672 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in MLB, and they have turned 57 double plays.
Wentz has pitched in 99 innings and has 88 punch outs during his MLB career. Wentz (3-10 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.83 and he has faced 438 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.51 (61 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.425. He has surrendered 100 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 42 free passes.
The Rangers hold a team slugging percentage of .454 and they score 5.90 runs per outing (1st in MLB). They have recorded 170 doubles, while taking a walk 270 times as well as scoring 460 runs. Texas has compiled 104 home runs so far this year to go along with 441 runs batted in. They have struck out on 688 occasions (15th in the league) and have notched a total of 743 hits. The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .340 in addition to a team batting average of .271 over the course of the season.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.186 and have a FIP of 4.02 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 8.20 (633 strikeouts against 222 walks). They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 599. They have yielded 79 dingers and they allow 4.07 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have given up 313 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.80 (292 earned runs yielded).
With 67 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 39 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 27 save chances and they have converted 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 62 times in high leverage situations and on 73 occasions with base runners. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.1% out of 119 inherited base runners. They sit at 25th in MLB with a save rate of 55.6%, and they have dispatched 210 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year.
In their 6,231 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 71.2% (4th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in the majors). The Rangers have racked up 694 assists, 36 errors and are sitting with 2,077 putouts so far this season.
During his MLB career, Dunning has surrendered 372 base knocks while tallying 327 punch outs in 376 frames. Dunning (17-19 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.11 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 172 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.357 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.35 and he has gone up against 1,616 opposing batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit (+160)
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