St. Louis Cardinals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/7/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (+105) Texas (-125)
The St. Louis Cardinals (25-36) are hitting the road to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they will take on the Texas Rangers (39-20). The odds on this game have St. Louis at +105 while Texas is sitting at -125. The total has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers are Jack Flaherty and Jon Gray.
St. Louis owns a slugging percentage of .423 and have struck out 495 times, while drawing a walk on 218 occasions. They have earned 275 runs batted in in addition to 523 hits this season, while their batting average comes in at .251. The Cardinals have accounted for 105 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 81 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 285 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .326. As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which is 10th in baseball.
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They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.51 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.44. Cardinals pitchers have yielded 61 home runs and also 283 runs in total (21st in the league). St. Louis has surrendered 566 hits (9.5 per 9 innings) and 255 earned runs. The Cardinals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.28 on the season (16th in MLB), and they have rung up 519 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 207 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.12 as a team this year.
The Cardinals have sent 185 relievers to the hill this year. The relievers have inherited 119 base runners for the season and 28.6% of those runners crossed home plate. They have 13 saves on the year and have blown 13 of their 26 chances to save the game. The Cardinals relievers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 28 holds so far this year (25th in the league). Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 73 times in addition to having 68 appearances in high leverage situations.
The St. Louis Cardinals have notched a total of 1,608 putouts thus far, as well as 569 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .989 which is 7th in pro baseball, and have a total of 55 double plays. The Cardinals have converted 66.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 4,824 innings on the field, which ranks them 30th in the majors.
Flaherty has taken the hill for 586 innings and has earned 664 K's thus far in his career. Flaherty (37-29 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.97 and he has faced 2,417 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.53 (230 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.152. He has given up 453 base hits (6.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 223 walks.
The Texas Rangers have tallied an on-base percentage of .345 and a batting average of .278 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 517 occasions (17th in MLB) and have a total of 574 base hits. Texas is sitting with 77 home runs this season as well as 366 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .460 and they average 6.44 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have hit 127 doubles, while walking 197 times and putting up 380 runs.
The Rangers have a WHIP of 1.188 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.76 as a unit so far this season. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 457. The Texas pitching staff have given up 227 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 3.62 (210 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 8.50 (492 strikeouts vs 163 walks). They have allowed 52 homers and they allow 3.91 runs per 9 innings (4th in the league).
Texas has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 20 save opportunities and they have walked away with 11 saves. They are ranked 24th in the league holding a save rate of 55.0%, and they have sent 158 relievers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 41 times in high leverage situations in addition to 53 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 34.8% of 92 inherited runners. Sitting with 50 save situations, the Rangers have 29 holds and 9 blown saves.
In their 4,701 innings on the diamond, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (7th in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 51 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (11th in baseball). The Rangers have accrued 504 assists, 26 errors and have amassed 1,567 putouts for the season.
Gray (66-57 win-loss record in his career) holds a 4.38 ERA while surrendering 8.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 and he has faced 4,331 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed a total of 497 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.293 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his pro baseball career, Gray has allowed 982 base hits and he has 1,034 strikeouts in 1,021 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (+105)
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