Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+105) Texas (-125)
The Texas Rangers (64-84) welcome the Cleveland Guardians (82-67) at Globe Life Field on Friday. The odds on this game have Cleveland at +105 and Texas is coming in at -125. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Cody Morris and Jon Gray.
Cleveland has a slugging rate of .382 and have been rung up 1,013 times, while drawing a walk on 414 occasions. They have 595 runs batted in in addition to 1,281 base knocks so far this year, and their team batting average sits at .252. The Guardians have earned 257 two-baggers as a team and have hit 116 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 627 runs scored and hold an OBP of .315. As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are notching 4.2 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 18th in the league.
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The Guardians are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.56 so far this year (8th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,255 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.06 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. Guardians pitchers have given up 160 home runs and also 588 runs (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 410 batters and their FIP is 3.84 as a unit for the season.
The Guardians relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 71.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 121 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 base runners this season with 30.1% of those players crossed home plate. Guardians pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 127 times and also have had 154 appearances in high leverage situations. The Guardians have dispatched 461 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen have a total of 55 holds so far this year (28th in the league). They have compiled 44 saves so far this season and have blown 18 of their 62 save chances.
The Guardians have transformed 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 11,934 innings, ranking them 7th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for 3,978 putouts this year, as well as 1,324 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which has them sitting 23rd in the majors, and they have turned 121 double plays.
Morris has pitched in 15 innings and has accounted for 15 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Morris (0-2 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.41 and he has faced 68 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 2.30 (4 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.532. He has given up 15 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 9 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have recorded a team on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .242 this season. They have struck out on 1,306 occasions (7th in baseball) and have totaled 1,208 base hits. Texas has knocked in 181 long balls on the year as well as 622 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .400 and they are earning 4.44 runs per game (12th in the league). They have hit 208 doubles, while walking 421 times as well as earning 653 runs.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.348 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a staff over the course of the season. They are currently ranked 17th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,227. The Texas pitching staff have given up 678 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.23 (613 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio is 2.27 (1,202 strikeouts vs 529 walks). They have given up 149 dingers and they surrender 4.68 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Texas has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 59 save opportunities and they have tallied 34 saves. They are ranked 21st in MLB holding a save rate of 57.6%, and they have dispatched 488 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 158 times in high leverage situations and on 119 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of their 182 inherited runners. With 138 save situations, the Rangers have earned 79 holds and 25 blown saves.
Out of their 11,727 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.0% (21st in baseball). The Texas Rangers have turned 121 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,389 assists, 92 errors and have accounted for 3,909 putouts so far this season.
During his career, Gray has conceded 922 base hits while he has accumulated 974 strikeouts in 940 innings. He has given up a total of 470 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 4,013 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Gray (60-56 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.50 earned run average while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+105)
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