Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+105) Texas (-125)
The Texas Rangers (46-55) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (51-51) at Globe Life Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Orioles at +105 and the Rangers are priced at -125. The betting total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jordan Lyles and Spencer Howard.
As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. They have 425 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .301. The Orioles have accumulated 180 doubles as a team and have hit 104 balls out of the stadium. They have recorded 400 RBI's as well as 803 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .234. Baltimore is slugging .385 and have struck out 898 times, while taking a walk on 284 occasions.
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The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 3.93 for the year (16th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 774 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 285 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.11 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.30. Orioles pitchers have conceded 112 home runs and 432 total runs (12th in MLB).
Orioles relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 134 times and also have had 128 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 56 holds so far this year (13th in the league). The Orioles relievers have a save percentage of 75.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 95 save situations. They have earned 28 saves on the year and have blown 9 of 37 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 188 base runners for the season with 29.8% of those players ended up scoring. The Orioles have dispatched 354 relievers to the mound so far this year.
The Orioles have converted 68.9% of balls in play into outs out of 7,728 innings on the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the majors. The Baltimore Orioles have notched a total of 2,576 putouts this season, as well as 906 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 21st in MLB, and have earned 82 double plays.
Lyles (61-87 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.69 and he has gone up against 5,565 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,382 base knocks (9.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 434 free passes. His earned run average is 5.15 (724 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.435. Lyles has thrown 1,265 frames and has earned 975 punch outs during his career.
The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .399 and they average 4.55 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have recorded 146 doubles, while walking 291 times and earning 460 runs. Texas has tallied 126 HRs this season and 434 RBIs. They have struck out on 889 occasions (10th in MLB) and have totaled 824 base hits. The Texas Rangers hold a team OBP of .301 and a team batting average of .239 for the year.
The Texas pitching staff have allowed 449 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 4.06 (405 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 104 homers and they concede 4.50 runs per 9 innings (19th in the league). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.308 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.12 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.34 (825 strikeouts vs 353 walks). They come in at 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 822.
With 95 save situations, the Rangers have amassed 54 holds in addition to 18 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 41 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 117 times in high leverage situations in addition to 84 occasions with runners on base. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of 127 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 27th in baseball with a save percentage of 56.1%, and they have sent 345 relievers onto the diamond on the season.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 83 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in the majors). The Rangers have accrued 909 assists, 61 errors and have accumulated 2,565 putouts on the season. In their 7,695 innings on the field, the Rangers have a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (18th in the majors).
During his MLB career, Howard has surrendered 119 hits while tallying 101 punch outs in 104 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 77 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.610 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.06 and he has faced 480 hitters during his pro baseball career. Howard (3-9 record in his career) has a 6.64 ERA while giving up 10.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+105)
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