Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/1/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-130) Giants (+110)
Oracle Park is the venue where Mike Yastrzemski and the San Francisco Giants (3-4, 4th in NL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (2-3, 4th in AL West) on Saturday. The Giants open this contest at +110 while the Rangers are priced at -130. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jordan Lyles and Drew Smyly.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/27/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/24/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/31/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/27/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 2-3 overall record this season. Lyles (43-60 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.59 while he has faced 4,017 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 5.10 (516 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.434. He has given up 991 hits (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 316 free passes. Lyles has taken the hill for 911 innings and has racked up 698 K's thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Texas allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.4. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 50. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 2.97.
As a team Texas is hitting .181, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .316 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 5.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 4 hits this season in 17 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .235 and an OPS+ of 83. Rougned Odor is hitting .176 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 3 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .412. The Rangers have 28 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 home runs. Texas has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 40 times as a unit. They have left 34 men on base and have a team OPS of .595. They score 2.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 13 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Smyly (35-34 career record) holds a 4.15 ERA and has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 3.10 and he has faced 2,884 batters in his pro baseball career. Thus far in his career, Smyly has surrendered 653 hits and he has 676 punchouts in 688 frames. He has conceded a total of 317 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.266 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 29 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.66. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 69 base knocks and 39 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 49 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.57 while their FIP as a staff is 5.13.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 7th in the league. The Giants hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Mike Yastrzemski comes into this matchup batting .423 with an OBP of .531. He has 11 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .808 with an OPS+ of 274. Wilmer Flores is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 8 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Giants as a unit have 58 base hits, including 7 doubles and 6 homers. San Francisco has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 64 occasions. They have had 45 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 27 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+110)
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