Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-155) Texas (+135)
The Cleveland Guardians (84-67) are on their way to Globe Life Field on Sunday where they will play the Texas Rangers (65-85). The odds on this game have the Guardians at -155 while the Rangers are opening at +135. The betting total comes in at 8. The men taking the mound are Aaron Civale and Cole Ragans.
The Guardians have accrued 259 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 118 balls out of the park. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .381 and have struck out 1,027 times, while taking a walk on 420 occasions. As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are putting up 4.3 runs/g, which has them at 17th in the league. They have recorded 611 RBI's and 1,308 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is at .253. They are sitting with 645 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .315.
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Guardians pitchers have relinquished 162 long balls and 595 total runs (9th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 414 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.81 as a unit on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Guardians are sitting with a team ERA of 3.53 on the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 1,285 hitters.
Guardians bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 129 times in addition to having 155 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 58 holds so far this year (28th in MLB). The Guardians relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 71.9% and has entered the game in 126 save situations. They have compiled 46 saves for the season and have blown 18 of 64 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 175 runners on the campaign with 29.7% of them crossed the plate. The Guardians have dispatched 468 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Guardians have turned 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,177 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 7th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Guardians have earned 4,059 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,350 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 22nd in pro baseball, and have accumulated 122 double plays.
Civale has thrown 336 innings and has 291 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.13 (154 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.190. He has conceded 316 base knocks (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 84 free passes. Civale (21-21 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.18 while going up against 1,381 batters in the major leagues.
Texas has accounted for 183 home runs on the year to go along with 635 runs batted in. They have hit 213 two-baggers, while getting a free base 430 times and recording 668 runs. The Texas Rangers have recorded a team OBP of .305 and a batting average of .242 so far this season. The Rangers have a team SLG% of .399 and they earn 4.45 runs per game (11th in the league). They have been rung up on 1,330 occasions (8th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,233 hits.
The Texas pitching staff have yielded 689 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.22 (623 earned runs given up). They have allowed 150 long balls and they surrender 4.66 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.341 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a unit so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.29 (1,229 strikeouts vs 536 free passes). They are currently ranked 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,247.
Texas has called on relievers to enter the contest in 61 save chances and they have converted 35 saves. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 57.4%, and they have sent 498 relievers to the hill for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 152 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with base runners. Texas relievers have an inherited score rate of 32.8% out of their 183 inherited runners. Sitting with 142 save situations, the Rangers have compiled 81 holds and 26 blown saves.
In 11,970 innings played, the Rangers hold a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (20th in pro baseball). The Texas Rangers have gotten 124 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,413 assists, 93 errors and have 3,990 putouts on the season.
Thus far in his career, Ragans has surrendered 33 base hits while tallying 22 strikeouts in 30 frames. He has allowed 18 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.567 and having a FIP of 5.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.57 and he has gone up against 133 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. Ragans (0-2 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 5.40 ERA while giving up 9.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-155)
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