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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 05/28/2024 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 05/28/2024 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024

Place: Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas


The Arizona Diamondbacks (25-28) travel to Globe Life Field on Tuesday to take on the Texas Rangers (25-29). The pitchers expected to start are Brandon Pfaadt and Dane Dunning.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 05/28/2024 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds

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As a team, the Diamondbacks have scored 92 doubles and hit 48 baseballs out of the park. Arizona has a slugging% of .385 and has been called 409 times while walking 173 times. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which ranks 9th in the MLB. They have collected 231 runs batted in and 434 hits this season, while their home plate average is .243. They sit with 245 runs and have an on-base percentage of .314.

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The Diamondbacks have compiled a 4.22 earned run average for the season (20th in baseball), and their staff struck out 402 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have surrendered 51 home runs as well as 242 total runs (18th in the league). They have issued 151 walks to the opponent and their FIP as a team stands at 3.88 over the course of the season. Arizona has surrendered 467 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and 222 earned runs. They have posted a K/BB ratio of 2.66 and their pitching staff has registered a WHIP of 1.31.

The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have a 50.0% save rate and have taken the mound in 43 save situations. The bullpen pitchers inherited 66 runners this season and 47.0% of them ended up scoring. Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners 49 times, in addition to 61 appearances in high-leverage situations. The Diamondbacks have sent 168 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers hold 19 positions (29th in MLB) over the course of the season. They have collected 11 saves so far this season and squandered 11 of their 22 chances to save the game.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have totaled 1,419 putouts at this point in the season, along with 479 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage stands at .988, which is 7th in the MLB, and they have collected 51 double plays. The Diamondbacks have converted 68.8% of balls hit into play into outs from 4,257 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 24th in the majors.

Pfaadt has pitched 156 innings and struck out 152 during his MLB career. Pfaadt (5-12 career mark) has earned an FIP of 4.40 while facing 668 opponents in the Majors. His earned run average is 5.08 (88 ERs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.282. He allowed 163 hits (9.4 hits per 9 innings) and walked 37.

Texas has collected 58 home runs so far this season, along with 229 RBIs. They have scored 72 doubles while drawing 176 walks and registering 239 runs. The Texas Rangers have compiled a team OBP of .313 and a batting average of .242 this season. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .384 and average 4.43 runs per outing (12th in the league). They have been called for strikes 421 times (20th in the MLB) and have earned 446 base knocks.

The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.298 and are the owners of a staff FIP of 4.21 for the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.60 (453 strikeouts vs. 208 free passes). They rank 10th in the league in pitching staff with a total hits given up of 410. They have scored 56 dingers and are giving up 4.63 runs per 9 innings (19th in the MLB). The Texas pitching staff has given up 245 runs this year while posting a 4.14 ERA (219 earned runs surrendered).

With 43 saves, the Rangers have 24 holds in addition to 8 failed saves. Texas has had relief pitchers enter the game in 17 save opportunities and they have earned 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have come on 65 times in high-leverage situations, in addition to 64 times with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited scoring rate of 40.4% out of 104 inherited runners. They rank 26th in the league with a 52.9% save percentage, and they’ve sent 159 relievers onto the field this year.

In 4,284 innings played, the Rangers have achieved a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (5th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have faced 42 double plays and are good for a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in baseball). The Rangers have collected 479 assists, 31 errors and 1,428 putouts this year.

In his career, Dunning has allowed 502 hits while totaling 473 punchouts in 518 innings pitched. Dunning (26-28 career record) has a 4.18 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 241 earned runs while having a WHIP of 1.337 and owning an FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.48 and he has faced 2,215 batters so far in his MLB career.

Who will win tonight’s MLB game against the spread or moneyline?

Tony Sink’s pick: Take Texas

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