Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-105) Giants (-115)
Oracle Park is the site where Wilmer Flores and the San Francisco Giants (4-4, 4th in NL West) will play the Texas Rangers (2-4, 4th in AL West) on Sunday. The Giants open this contest at -115 while the Rangers are coming in at -105. The O/U is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kolby Allard and Jeff Samardzija.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/1/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
7/24/2020 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
8/1/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/31/2020 Sam Coonrod RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
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 2-4 overall record this season. Allard has pitched in 45 innings and has tallied 33 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.99 (25 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.574. He has conceded 52 base knocks (10.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 19 free passes. Allard (4-2 career record) has a FIP of 4.00 while he has gone up against 208 hitters during his time in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 26 hitters and walked 13 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. Rougned Odor is hitting .176 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 3 hits this season in 17 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 112. Elvis Andrus is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .235. 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
In his career, Samardzija has surrendered 1,538 hits and he has 1,444 strikeouts in 1,632 frames. He has allowed 746 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.241 and having a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.96 and he has faced 6,831 hitters in his MLB career. Samardzija (80-105 career win-loss record) has a 4.11 earned run average while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 39 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 36 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. Wilmer Flores comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .296. He has 8 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 26 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 102. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .423 this season and he has an OBP of .531. He has collected 11 hits in 26 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 274 and a slugging percentage of .808. 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 (-115)
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