Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+130) Oakland (-167)
Mike Foltynewicz and the Texas Rangers (30-48, 5th in AL West) are headed to RingCentral Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (47-33, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this game at -167 while the Rangers are coming in at +130. The over/under opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz and James Kaprielian.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB. They have earned a total of 319 runs while having a team OBP of .304. The Rangers have tallied 94 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 87 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 303 RBI's and 604 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .233. Texas has a slugging rate of .379 and have struck out 709 times, while taking a walk on 240 occasions.
The Rangers have an earned run average of 4.58 on the year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 631 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 239 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.34 as a unit so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.64 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rangers pitchers have given up 100 home runs and 375 total runs (23rd in baseball).
The Rangers relievers have a save rate of 55.6% and has stepped onto the mound in 52 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 105 base runners for the season with 33.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Rangers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 68 times as well as having 67 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 234 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relief pitchers have tallied 24 holds on the campaign (30th in the league). They have compiled 15 saves on the campaign and have blown 12 of their 27 save opportunities.
The Rangers have converted 67.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,216 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 25th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have 2,072 putouts this season, in addition to 721 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which has them sitting 9th in pro baseball, and have earned 567 double plays.
Foltynewicz (45-49 career record) has a FIP of 4.46 and he has faced 3,297 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 765 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 258 walks. His ERA is 4.44 (378 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.336. Foltynewicz has thrown 766 frames and is sitting with 711 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Athletics have a team slugging % of .409 and they score 4.55 runs per contest (13th in MLB). They have tallied 131 two-baggers, while walking 282 times as well as recording 364 runs. Oakland has a total of 99 home runs this season to go along with 341 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 688 instances (15th in MLB) and have totaled 619 hits. The Oakland Athletics have compiled an OBP of .318 as well as a batting average of .236 for the season.
The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 330 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.89 (305 earned runs yielded). They have surrendered 86 long balls and they allow 4.21 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.254 with a FIP of 3.92 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.01 (656 strikeouts against 218 free passes). They sit at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 667.
Oakland has called on relievers to enter the game in 31 save chances and they have recorded 20 saves. They rank 11th in the league holding a save rate of 64.5%, and they have sent 238 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 64 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 91 inherited runners. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 38 holds and also 11 blown saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 59 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in MLB). The Athletics have 624 assists, 35 errors and have a tally of 2,118 putouts on the season. In their 6,354 innings played, the Athletics have a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (17th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Kaprielian has allowed 34 hits while he has totaled 50 strikeouts in 47 frames. He has allowed 17 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.154 and having a FIP of 4.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.38 and he has faced 196 hitters in his pro baseball career. Kaprielian (4-1 career mark) is the owner of a 3.21 earned run average and has conceded 6.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+130)
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