Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+155) Oakland (-200)
Kolby Allard and the Texas Rangers (30-48, 5th in AL West) are headed to RingCentral Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (47-33, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at -200 while the Rangers are priced at +155. The O/U is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Kolby Allard and Chris Bassitt.
Texas has a slugging rate of .379 and have been called out on strikes 709 times, while taking a walk on 240 occasions. They have 303 RBI's in addition to 604 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is sitting at .233. The Rangers have compiled 94 two-baggers as a team and have hit 87 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 319 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .304. As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.1 runs/g, which puts them at 21st in baseball.
The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.58 so far this year (21st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 631 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.64 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.37. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 100 home runs in addition to 375 total runs (22nd in MLB). They have walked 239 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.34 as a unit on the season.
The Rangers have dispatched 234 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 105 base runners for the season with 33.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have compiled 15 saves for the year and have not converted 12 of their 27 save opportunities. The Rangers bullpen have a save rate of 55.6% and stepped onto the hill in 52 save situations. The bullpen have 24 holds so far this year (30th in the league). Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with players on base 68 times as well as having 67 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have turned 67.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,216 innings, ranking them 25th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have a total of 2,072 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 721 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which has them sitting 9th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 567 double plays.
Allard (7-12 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.35 and he has gone up against 595 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 143 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 53 walks. His ERA is 5.55 (82 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.474. Allard has taken the hill for 133 innings and has earned 112 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
Oakland has compiled 99 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 341 RBIs. They have notched 131 two-baggers, while taking a walk 282 times as well as racking up 364 runs. The Oakland Athletics are sitting with an on-base percentage of .318 as well as a batting average of .236 this year. The Athletics have a slugging percentage of .409 and they score 4.55 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have struck out on 688 occasions (16th in MLB) and have tallied 619 hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.254 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.92 as a squad this year. They sit at 23rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 667. The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 330 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.89 (305 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.01 (656 strikeouts against 218 walks). They have allowed 86 dingers and they surrender 4.21 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of 91 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 69 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 38 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. They are ranked 11th in MLB with a save percentage of 64.5%, and they have dispatched 238 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 31 save opportunities and they have walked away with 20 saves.
Out of their 6,354 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (17th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 59 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in professional baseball). The Athletics have 624 assists, 35 errors and have earned a total of 2,118 putouts this year.
Thus far in his career, Bassitt has given up 448 hits while he has earned 447 strikeouts in 498 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 195 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.233 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.69 and he has gone up against 2,116 batters in his MLB career. Bassitt (27-23 career record) holds a 3.52 ERA and has conceded 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (-200)
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