Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-140) Texas (+120)
Globe Life Field is the site where the Texas Rangers (65-84) will compete against the Cleveland Guardians (83-67) on Saturday. The moneyline on this contest has Cleveland at -140 while Texas is sitting at +120. The over/under comes in at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Cal Quantrill and Glenn Otto.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .382 and have been called out on strikes 1,023 times, while drawing a walk on 419 occasions. They have accrued 606 RBI's and 1,301 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .253. The Guardians have tallied 258 doubles as a squad and have smacked 118 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 639 runs and have an on-base percentage of .315. As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians are recording 4.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
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The Guardians have compiled a team ERA of 3.54 for the season (8th in the league), and they have rung up 1,276 batters. They have walked 410 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.81 as a squad on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. Guardians pitchers have conceded 162 home runs and 592 runs in total (8th in baseball).
Guardians bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 128 times in addition to having 155 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 56 holds this season (28th in MLB). The Guardians bullpen have earned a save percentage of 71.4% and has entered the game in 123 save situations. They have earned 45 saves on the year and have blown 18 of their 63 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 174 base runners this year and 29.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Guardians have sent 464 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 4,032 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,344 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which has them sitting 21st in the majors, and have earned 122 double plays. The Guardians have turned 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of 12,096 innings, which ranks them 7th in MLB.
Quantrill has thrown 454 innings and has accounted for 357 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.61 (182 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.231. He has allowed 432 base hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 127 walks. Quantrill (29-16 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.16 and he has gone up against 1,897 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Texas is sitting with 183 home runs on the season as well as 633 runs batted in. They have 212 doubles, while getting a free base 426 times as well as recording 665 runs. The Texas Rangers have tallied an on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a batting average of .242 this season. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .400 and they average 4.46 runs per game (11th in the league). They have struck out on 1,321 occasions (8th in MLB) and have earned 1,224 hits.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.344 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a unit on the campaign. They sit at 17th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,240. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 683 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.21 (618 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.29 (1,225 strikeouts against 535 free passes). They have surrendered 150 long balls and they allow 4.65 runs per 9 innings (22nd in the league).
Texas has called on relievers to enter the game in 60 save opportunities and they have earned 35 saves. They rank 20th in baseball holding a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have sent 494 relievers to the hill on the season. Their relievers have come in 152 times in high leverage situations in addition to 119 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 33.0% out of 182 inherited runners. Sitting with 141 save situations, the Rangers have 81 holds in addition to 25 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 124 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,403 assists, 92 errors and have accounted for 3,963 putouts for the year. Out of their 11,889 innings on the diamond, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (22nd in professional baseball).
Otto (6-12 career win-loss record) holds a 5.60 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.82 and he has gone up against 628 hitters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 88 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.429 and a FIP of 4.9. During his career, Otto has allowed 136 hits while tallying 120 strikeouts in 141 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-140)
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