Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-152) Texas (+115)
Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (44-29, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (25-46, 5th in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Athletics priced at -152 and the Rangers are at +115. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Cole Irvin and Jordan Lyles.
As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are earning 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in the league. They have accumulated 329 runs scored while having a team OBP of .319. The Athletics have tallied 120 doubles as a squad and have hit 93 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 309 RBI's and 558 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .236. Oakland has a slugging % of .413 and have struck out 639 times, while being walked on 262 occasions.
Athletics pitchers have given up 76 long balls and also 300 total runs (14th in baseball). They have walked 194 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.84 as a team for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Athletics have an earned run average of 3.86 this season (13th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 603 batters.
The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 71.4% and has come into the game in 64 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 85 runners on the season with 35.3% of them earned a run for their team. Athletics bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 55 times as well as having 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 217 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have notched 36 holds for the season (11th in MLB). They have earned 20 saves this year and have blown 8 out of their 28 chances to save the game.
The Oakland Athletics have 1,937 putouts this year, as well as 560 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .987 which is 4th in baseball, and they have turned 502 double plays. The Athletics have turned 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,811 innings, which has them sitting 17th in professional baseball.
Irvin (6-9 mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.30 and he has faced 545 opposing hitters in the majors. He has given up 144 base knocks (10.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 28 free passes. His ERA is 4.92 (69 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.361. Irvin has thrown 126 innings and has earned 91 K's in his MLB career.
Texas has compiled 77 long balls on the year to go along with 264 RBIs. They have hit 84 doubles, while getting a free base 214 times as well as scoring 278 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded an on-base percentage of .297 as well as a batting average of .228 so far this year. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .369 and they tally 3.92 runs per contest (26th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 660 occasions (10th in MLB) and have tallied 539 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 346 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 4.63 (323 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 95 dingers and they give up 4.96 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.381 with a FIP of 4.45 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.64 (580 strikeouts against 220 bases on balls). They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 646.
Texas has called on relievers to enter the game in 24 save chances and they have converted 13 saves. They are currently ranked 23rd in baseball with a save percentage of 54.2%, and they have sent 214 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 63 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.7% out of their 95 inherited runners. With 46 save situations, the Rangers have earned 21 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 70 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in baseball). The Rangers have racked up 664 assists, 40 errors and have earned 1,883 putouts this season. Out of their 5,649 innings on the field, the Rangers hold a defensive efficiency of 67.7% (27th in the majors).
So far in his career, Lyles has given up 1,143 base knocks while he has tallied 792 punch outs in 1,038 innings. He has conceded a total of 606 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.451 and a FIP of 4.7. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.18 and he has faced 4,593 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Lyles (46-71 record in his career) has earned a 5.25 ERA and has allowed 9.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+115)
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