Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+135) Oakland (-172)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Cole Irvin and the Oakland Athletics (76-64, 2nd in AL West) will take on the Texas Rangers (51-88, 5th in AL West) on Saturday. The Rangers open this matchup at +135 while the Athletics are priced at -172. The total is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Kolby Allard and Cole Irvin.
Texas owns a slugging percentage of .376 and have struck out 1,191 times, while drawing a walk on 374 occasions. They have 515 runs batted in as well as 1,067 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .230. The Rangers have earned 193 doubles as a team and have knocked 149 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 541 runs scored and have an OBP of .294. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are notching 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 29th in the league.
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The Rangers have compiled a team earned run average of 4.61 on the campaign (21st in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,062 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 200 long balls in addition to 680 runs in total (22nd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 435 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.73 as a team for the season.
The Rangers have dispatched 429 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 190 base runners on the campaign with 32.6% of those players crossed the plate. They have compiled 24 saves so far this season and have not converted 19 of their 43 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 55.8% and has come into the game in 101 save situations. The relievers are sitting with 56 holds for the season (29th in baseball). Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 124 times and also have had 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,010 innings, which ranks them 10th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have a tally of 3,670 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,249 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which is 14th in baseball, and have earned 1,029 double plays.
Allard has taken the ball for 198 innings and has accounted for 158 punch outs in his career. Allard (8-21 record in his career) holds a FIP of 5.01 and he has faced 879 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.75 (127 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.414. He has allowed 213 base hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 68 free passes.
The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .408 and they score 4.51 runs per contest (14th in MLB). They have put up 239 two-baggers, while getting a free base 467 times as well as racking up 631 runs. Oakland has a total of 174 home runs this season as well as 592 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,179 occasions (22nd in the league) and have earned 1,100 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have earned an on-base percentage of .315 and a team batting average of .237 on the campaign.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.236 in addition to having a FIP of 4.02 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 (1,151 strikeouts against 377 free passes). They rank 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,155. They have surrendered 160 homers and they relinquish 4.15 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have given up 572 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.88 (534 earned runs relinquished).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 37.3% out of their 153 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 124 times in high leverage situations and on 104 occasions with runners on. With 120 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 61 holds in addition to 24 blown saves. They are ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 59.3%, and they have sent 428 relievers onto the field for the year. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 59 save chances and they have recorded 35 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have twisted 104 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (2nd in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 1,128 assists, 59 errors and have a total of 3,719 putouts this season. In 11,157 innings played, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 70.2% (8th in the majors).
So far in his career, Irvin has allowed 220 hits while totaling 136 punch outs in 196 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 103 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.358 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.89 and he has faced 851 hitters in his MLB career. Irvin (11-15 career record) has a 4.71 earned run average while conceding 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (+135)
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