Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/13/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+100) Texas (-120)
The Oakland Athletics (51-90) are hitting the road to Globe Life Field on Tuesday where they will meet the Texas Rangers (60-79). The odds on this game have the Athletics at +100 and the Rangers are coming in at -120. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Ken Waldichuk and Cole Ragans.
Oakland has a slugging percentage of .345 and have been called out on strikes 1,195 times, while drawing a walk on 368 occasions. They have tallied 458 runs batted in and 1,001 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .217. The Athletics have compiled 218 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 119 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 486 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .281. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are earning 3.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 29th in MLB.
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Athletics pitchers have allowed 165 home runs in addition to 663 runs in total (23rd in MLB). They have walked 450 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.40 as a team for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.31 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.33. The Athletics are sitting with a team ERA of 4.46 over the course of the season (24th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,039 batters.
Athletics pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 163 times in addition to having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 97 holds on the season (2nd in MLB). The Athletics relief pitchers have a save percentage of 56.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 150 save situations. They have recorded 29 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 22 of 51 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 233 runners on the year with 29.2% of them ended up scoring. The Athletics have dispatched 466 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign.
The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 3,730 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,272 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which ranks 20th in MLB, and they have twisted 115 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,190 innings on the field, which ranks them 13th in MLB.
Waldichuk (0-1 career record) has earned a FIP of 5.62 while he has gone up against 43 hitters in the major leagues. He has conceded 8 hits (7.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 4 walks. His earned run average is 3.60 (4 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.200. Waldichuk has taken the mound for 10 innings and is sitting with 8 strikeouts in his career.
The Texas Rangers have accumulated a team OBP of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .242 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,225 occasions (9th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,146 base hits. Texas has tallied 168 HRs on the season and 588 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .397 and they score 4.45 runs per outing (13th in the league). They have put up 193 two-baggers, while getting a free base 401 times as well as notching 619 runs.
The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.346 and have a FIP of 4.14 as a staff on the year. They are sitting at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,152. The Texas pitching staff have conceded 633 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.16 (570 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.23 (1,137 strikeouts against 509 bases on balls). They have conceded 141 long balls and they allow 4.62 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league).
Texas has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 55 save opportunities and they have walked away with 32 saves. They sit at 21st in the league with a save rate of 58.2%, and they have sent 461 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 145 times in high leverage situations in addition to 108 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.5% out of 165 inherited runners. Sitting with 127 save situations, the Rangers have earned 72 holds and 23 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 115 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,318 assists, 86 errors and have a total of 3,702 putouts on the season. Out of their 11,106 innings played, the Rangers have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (16th in pro baseball).
So far in his career, Ragans has surrendered 18 hits while totaling 12 punch outs in 21 innings. He has allowed a total of 9 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.453 and being the owner of a FIP of 6.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 0.92 and he has faced 93 hitters during his MLB career. Ragans (0-2 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.80 earned run average while giving up 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-120)
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