Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 6/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (-182) Texas (+140)
Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers (26-47, 5th in AL West) play the Oakland Athletics (45-30, 2nd in AL West) at Globe Life Field on Thursday. The Rangers open this matchup at +140 while the Athletics are coming in at -182. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Chris Bassitt and Kolby Allard.
As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are knocking in 4.6 runs/g, which puts them at 12th in the league. They are sitting with 345 runs scored and have an OBP of .321. The Athletics have tallied 126 doubles as a unit and have smacked 96 baseballs out of the park. They have 324 RBI's and 580 hits for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .237. Oakland has a slugging % of .417 and have struck out 653 times, while taking a walk on 272 occasions.
Athletics pitchers have given up 80 long balls and also 314 runs (16th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 200 opposing players and their FIP is 3.88 as a team on the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Athletics have a team ERA of 3.94 for the season (13th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 618 hitters.
The Athletics have sent 225 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 87 base runners so far this year and 34.5% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 20 saves for the season and have blown 8 of their 28 chances to save the game. The Athletics relief pitchers have a save rate of 71.4% and has come into the game in 65 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 37 holds this season (12th in baseball). Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 57 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Oakland Athletics have a total of 1,988 putouts for the season, as well as 576 assists and 35 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 4th in baseball, and have accumulated 514 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 5,964 innings on the field, ranking them 17th in baseball.
Bassitt has taken the hill for 491 innings and is sitting with 443 K's during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.56 (194 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.234. He has given up 443 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) with 163 free passes. Bassitt (26-23 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.93 while going up against 2,088 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Texas Rangers are sitting with an OBP of .299 as well as a team batting average of .229 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 675 instances (10th in baseball) and have earned a total of 558 base hits. Texas has 81 HRs for the year to go along with 278 RBIs. The Rangers have a team slugging percentage of .373 and they average 4.00 runs per game (23rd in the league). They have tallied 88 two-baggers, while getting a free base 220 times as well as putting up 292 runs.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.392 and have a FIP of 4.47 as a unit this year. They come in at 29th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 668. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 362 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.71 (338 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.58 (594 strikeouts against 230 walks). They have surrendered 98 homers and they surrender 5.05 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball).
Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 24 save chances and they have converted 13 saves. They sit at 25th in MLB with a save rate of 54.2%, and they have dispatched 222 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 65 times in high leverage situations and also on 65 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.7% of 101 inherited runners. Sitting with 47 save situations, the Rangers have earned 22 holds in addition to 11 blown saves.
In 5,811 innings played, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.6% (28th in MLB). The Texas Rangers have twisted 71 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (12th in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 680 assists, 42 errors and have accounted for 1,937 putouts on the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Allard has surrendered 135 hits while he has earned 111 strikeouts in 127 innings pitched. Allard (7-11 career win-loss record) has a 5.53 ERA while conceding 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 78 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.480 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.09 and he has gone up against 569 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-182)
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