Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/23/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, July 23, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (58-39) are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers (55-40) at Globe Life Field on Sunday. The men taking the mound will be Emmet Sheehan and Martin Perez.
Los Angeles has a slugging % of .450 and have been called out on strikes 835 times, while taking a walk on 397 occasions. They have 508 runs batted in in addition to 786 base knocks over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .244. The Dodgers have accounted for 169 doubles as a team and have knocked 155 balls out of the park. They have racked up 527 runs and have an on-base percentage of .332. As a squad, the Los Angeles Dodgers are scoring 5.6 runs per game, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
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The Dodgers have compiled a team ERA of 4.40 on the season (20th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 804 hitters. Dodgers pitchers have given up 105 long balls and also 436 runs in total (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 278 opposing players and their FIP is 4.15 as a unit for the season. Los Angeles has yielded 780 hits (8.3 per 9 innings) and 412 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.89 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.25.
Dodgers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 90 times in addition to having 102 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 58 holds on the year (6th in the league). The Dodgers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 68.6% and has entered the game in 93 save situations. They have recorded 24 saves for the season and have blown 11 out of their 35 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 139 base runners on the campaign and 28.8% of those players earned a run for their team. The Dodgers have sent 339 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Dodgers have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,593 innings, which has them sitting 12th in MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a total of 2,531 putouts on the year, in addition to 834 assists and 44 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 9th in pro baseball, and have a total of 80 double plays.
Sheehan has taken the mound for 25 frames and is sitting with 18 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.91 (14 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.169. He has surrendered 19 hits (6.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 11 free passes. Sheehan (3-0 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 5.20 while he has gone up against 105 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Texas is sitting with 134 home runs this season as well as 541 runs batted in. They have 216 two-baggers, while walking 331 times and putting up 564 runs. The Texas Rangers have tallied an on-base percentage of .342 as well as a team batting average of .274 this year. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .462 and they score 5.81 runs per outing (1st in MLB). They have been rung up on 829 instances (16th in baseball) and have totaled 930 hits.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.208 in addition to having a FIP of 4.17 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They come in at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 766. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 398 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.92 (374 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 8.10 (772 strikeouts vs 272 bases on balls). They have given up 106 dingers and they surrender 4.17 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league).
Sitting with 83 save situations, the Rangers have 47 holds and 16 blown saves. Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 35 save opportunities and they have converted 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 84 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.2% out of their 149 inherited runners. They sit at 26th in the league with a save percentage of 54.3%, and they have dispatched 263 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
Out of their 7,734 innings on the field, the Rangers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.0% (3rd in MLB). The Texas Rangers have gotten 88 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (6th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 871 assists, 41 errors and have amassed 2,578 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Perez has conceded 1,518 hits while totaling 971 K's in 1,395 innings pitched. He has conceded 692 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.450 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.92 and he has faced 6,069 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Perez (82-80 career win-loss mark) has a 4.46 earned run average while allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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