Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 7/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Monday, July 11, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Oakland Athletics (28-56) are traveling to Globe Life Field on Monday where they will compete against the Texas Rangers (37-43). The pitchers who are expected to start are James Kaprielian and Spencer Howard.
The Athletics have compiled 129 doubles as a squad and have smacked 60 baseballs out of the stadium. Oakland has a slugging % of .329 and have struck out 707 times, while taking a walk on 212 occasions. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are notching 3.2 runs per contest, which puts them at 30th in the league. They have 246 RBI's as well as 576 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is .211. They have 266 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .274.
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The Athletics have an ERA of 4.30 so far this season (23rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 628 hitters. They have walked 273 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.30 as a unit on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 2.30 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.33. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 93 long balls and 377 runs in total (22nd in MLB).
Athletics relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 103 times and also have had 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 52 holds on the season (9th in the league). The Athletics relievers have a save percentage of 56.3% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves so far this season and have missed out on 14 of 32 save chances. The relievers have inherited 160 base runners so far this year with 29.4% of them ended up scoring. The Athletics have dispatched 285 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Oakland Athletics have 2,200 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 762 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .982 which ranks 23rd in the majors, and have accumulated 74 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.6% of balls in play into outs in their 6,600 innings on the field, which ranks them 15th in the majors.
Kaprielian (9-10 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.96 and he has gone up against 795 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 167 base knocks (8.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 74 free passes. His earned run average is 4.48 (93 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.289. Kaprielian has taken the mound for 187 innings and has accumulated 168 K's during his pro baseball career.
The Rangers have a team SLG% of .396 and they average 4.40 runs per outing (15th in the league). They have 101 doubles, while taking a walk 219 times as well as earning 352 runs. Texas has a total of 105 home runs on the campaign as well as 332 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 690 occasions (17th in baseball) and have accounted for 649 base hits. The Texas Rangers have compiled an OBP of .297 and a team batting average of .238 so far this season.
The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.291 and have a FIP of 3.98 as a unit so far this year. They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 642. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 342 runs this season while having an ERA of 3.93 (310 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.36 (650 strikeouts vs 275 free passes). They have given up 76 home runs and they allow 4.33 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 31 save opportunities and they have come away with 17 saves. They are ranked 27th in MLB holding a save percentage of 54.8%, and they have dispatched 270 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have taken the field 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 63 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.3% of 92 inherited runners. With 72 save situations, the Rangers have 41 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 70 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in pro baseball). The Rangers have racked up 754 assists, 50 errors and have 2,131 putouts for the season. Out of their 6,393 innings on the diamond, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Howard has surrendered 99 hits and he has 89 strikeouts in 84 innings. Howard (1-8 career record) has earned a 7.44 earned run average while allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 70 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.654 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.17 and he has gone up against 393 batters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas
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