Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/17/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-120) Texas (+100)
Globe Life Field is the site where the Texas Rangers (42-26) will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (38-32) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Blue Jays at -120 and the Rangers are at +100. The total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Trevor Richards and Dane Dunning.
Toronto has a slugging % of .423 and have struck out 542 times, while drawing a walk on 231 occasions. They have accumulated 302 runs batted in in addition to 643 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is .265. The Blue Jays have accounted for 127 doubles as a squad and have hit 81 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 319 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .333. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.6 runs per contest, which ranks them 12th in the league.
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The Blue Jays hold a team earned run average of 3.95 this year (10th in the league), and the staff has rung up 663 batters. Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 96 long balls and 299 total runs (14th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 219 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.35 as a squad on the campaign. Toronto has given up 567 base hits (8.2 per 9 innings) as well as 273 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.03 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27.
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 73 times in addition to having 73 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have recorded 39 holds on the season (11th in the league). The Blue Jays relievers have earned a save percentage of 75.9% and stepped onto the hill in 68 save situations. They have recorded 22 saves for the season and have not converted 7 of 29 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 105 runners on the year and 21.9% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 230 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,595 innings on the field, ranking them 12th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 1,865 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 552 assists and 37 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which ranks 19th in professional baseball, and have a total of 53 double plays.
Richards has thrown 452 innings and has 493 K's in his career. Richards (20-25 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.26 and he has faced 1,935 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.34 (218 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.332. He has given up 410 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 192 walks.
Texas has a total of 90 HRs so far this year as well as 401 RBIs. They have tallied 147 two-baggers, while taking a walk 235 times and racking up 418 runs. The Texas Rangers have earned a team OBP of .340 and a batting average of .271 for the season. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .453 and they earn 6.15 runs per outing (1st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 596 instances (17th in MLB) and have accounted for 646 base knocks.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 275 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.80 (255 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 69 dingers and they yield 4.10 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.198 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.99 as a staff this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 8.50 (568 strikeouts vs 196 walks). They have a ranking of 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 528.
With 55 save situations, the Rangers have tallied 32 holds and also 10 blown saves. Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 22 save chances and they have earned 12 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 51 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 30.2% out of 106 inherited base runners. They are ranked 24th in baseball holding a save rate of 54.5%, and they have dispatched 182 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 60 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 590 assists, 31 errors and have amassed 1,813 putouts this season. Out of their 5,439 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (5th in pro baseball).
During his career, Dunning has given up 361 base knocks while tallying 322 strikeouts in 363 innings. He has allowed a total of 168 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.367 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.37 and he has faced 1,568 batters so far in his career. Dunning (16-19 career mark) has earned a 4.16 earned run average and has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas (+100) and under 8.5 runs
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