Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-110) Texas (-110)
The Texas Rangers (6-13) will compete against the Atlanta Braves (9-11) at Globe Life Field on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Atlanta at -110 while Texas is priced at -110. The total is 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Bryce Elder and Dane Dunning.
The Braves have accounted for 40 doubles as a team and have smacked 24 baseballs out of the park. Atlanta is slugging .408 and have struck out 177 times, while being walked on 64 occasions. As a team, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 16th in baseball. They have amassed 74 runs batted in in addition to 153 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .234. They have earned 79 runs and have an on-base percentage of .307.
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The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.22 for the season (24th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 194 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 74 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.49 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.62 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Braves pitchers have relinquished 16 home runs in addition to 90 runs in total (25th in the league).
Braves bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 22 times as well as having 15 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 9 holds on the year (19th in the league). The Braves relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 77.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. They have 7 saves this season and have missed out on 2 of their 9 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 30 base runners for the season and 36.7% of those runners crossed the plate. The Braves have sent 66 relievers to the hill this season.
The Braves have transformed 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,593 innings, ranking them 22nd in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves have earned a total of 531 putouts this season, as well as 167 assists and 8 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which has them ranked 9th in pro baseball, and have a total of 13 double plays.
Elder has taken the hill for 14 frames and has earned 11 punch outs during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.30 (7 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.705. He has surrendered 14 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 11 free passes. Elder (1-2 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 5.81 while facing 69 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Texas has 16 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 78 runs batted in. They have put up 25 two-baggers, while getting a free base 57 times as well as scoring 83 runs. The Texas Rangers have an on-base percentage of .290 and a batting average of .223 this season. The Rangers have a slugging percentage of .337 and they are scoring 4.37 runs per game (11th in the league). They have struck out on 144 occasions (27th in the league) and have earned 143 hits.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.347 and have a FIP of 4.73 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.32 (172 strikeouts vs 74 free passes). They have a ranking of 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 151. They have surrendered 28 long balls and they give up 4.96 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Texas pitching staff have yielded 92 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.74 (88 earned runs conceded).
Texas has called on relievers to enter the game in 4 save chances and they have come away with 1 save. They are ranked 30th in MLB with a save rate of 25.0%, and they have dispatched 79 relief pitchers onto the field on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 17 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with runners on base. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 36.0% out of 25 inherited base runners. Sitting with 11 save situations, the Rangers have accumulated 7 holds in addition to 3 blown saves.
In 1,503 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (18th in professional baseball). The Texas Rangers have gotten 15 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (17th in professional baseball). The Rangers have racked up 177 assists, 11 errors and have a tally of 501 putouts for the season.
Dunning (7-11 career mark) has a 4.45 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.63 and he has gone up against 737 batters in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 84 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 4.0. During his career, Dunning has surrendered 173 base hits while totaling 168 strikeouts in 170 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (-110)
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