Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+145) Oakland (-192)
Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers (31-48, 5th in AL West) head to RingCentral Coliseum on Thursday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (47-34, 2nd in AL West). The odds on this matchup have the Rangers priced at +145 and the Athletics are at -192. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Dane Dunning and Sean Manaea.
The Rangers have hit 95 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 90 balls out of the stadium. Texas is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 716 times, while taking a walk on 241 occasions. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are earning 4.1 runs per contest, which puts them at 22nd in baseball. They have recorded 308 runs batted in as well as 613 base knocks this year, while their team batting average sits at .233. They have accumulated 324 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303.
The Rangers have compiled a team ERA of 4.57 on the campaign (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 640 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.37. Rangers pitchers have allowed 103 home runs and 379 runs (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 241 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.36 as a unit on the season.
The Rangers relievers have earned a save percentage of 57.1% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 105 runners on the season and 33.3% of those players earned a run for their team. Rangers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 68 times and also have had 68 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 236 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have recorded 25 holds for the year (30th in baseball). They have recorded 16 saves for the season and have blown 12 out of their 28 save chances.
The Rangers have transformed 68.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,297 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 25th in professional baseball. The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 2,099 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 730 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .985 which has them sitting 8th in baseball, and have a total of 575 double plays.
Dunning has taken the mound for 104 innings and has 110 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.41 (51 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.394. He has surrendered 107 hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 38 walks. Dunning (5-6 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.48 and he has gone up against 449 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .410 and they score 4.54 runs per contest (13th in MLB). They have hit 133 two-baggers, while getting a free base 284 times as well as scoring 368 runs. Oakland has compiled 102 HRs this year as well as 345 RBIs. They have struck out on 697 occasions (16th in baseball) and have totaled 626 hits. The Oakland Athletics have earned an OBP of .317 in addition to a batting average of .236 so far this season.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.252 with a FIP of 3.95 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 (663 strikeouts against 219 walks). They sit at 24th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 676. They have surrendered 89 long balls and they allow 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 335 runs on the year while having a team ERA of 3.90 (310 earned runs surrendered).
Oakland has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 31 save opportunities and they have earned 20 saves. They sit at 11th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.5%, and they have sent 241 relief pitchers to the hill this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 64 times in high leverage situations and also on 62 occasions with base runners. Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.1% out of their 91 inherited base runners. With 69 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 38 holds and 11 blown saves.
In 6,435 innings on the field, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (17th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have twisted 59 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (4th in pro baseball). The Athletics have racked up 637 assists, 36 errors and have earned 2,145 putouts so far this year.
Manaea (45-35 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.71 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.33 and he has gone up against 2,653 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded 264 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.196 and having a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Manaea has conceded 603 hits and he has 543 strikeouts in 640 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (+145)
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