Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/14/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+140) Texas (-165)
The Oakland Athletics (51-90) are en route to Globe Life Field on Wednesday where they will attempt to beat the Texas Rangers (61-80). The moneyline on this matchup has the Athletics at +140 and the Rangers are coming in at -165. The total has been set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start are JP Sears and Dane Dunning.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 29th in MLB. They have a total of 486 runs while having a team OBP of .281. The Athletics have tallied 218 two-baggers as a team and have hit 119 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 458 runs batted in as well as 1,001 hits so far this season, and their batting average is at .217. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .345 and have struck out 1,195 times, while taking a walk on 368 occasions.
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Athletics pitchers have yielded 165 home runs and 663 runs (23rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 450 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.40 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.31 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.33. The Athletics have a team earned run average of 4.46 for the year (24th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,039 hitters.
Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 163 times in addition to having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 97 holds on the campaign (2nd in MLB). The Athletics relief pitchers have a save rate of 56.9% and has come into the game in 150 save situations. They have accumulated 29 saves for the year and have blown 22 of 51 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 233 runners this year and 29.2% of those players crossed the plate. The Athletics have dispatched 466 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Athletics have turned 69.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,190 innings on the field, ranking them 13th in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 3,730 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,272 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 20th in professional baseball, and have 115 double plays.
Sears (5-2 record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.29 while he has gone up against 206 hitters in the majors. He has given up 49 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 15 free passes. His earned run average is 3.33 (19 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.247. Sears has taken the mound for 51 innings and has racked up 33 K's thus far in his career.
The Rangers have a team slugging % of .397 and they are scoring 4.45 runs per contest (13th in MLB). They have 196 doubles, while getting a free base 410 times and putting up 628 runs. Texas has compiled 171 home runs so far this season to go along with 597 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,248 occasions (6th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,160 base hits. The Texas Rangers have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .305 in addition to a team batting average of .242 over the course of the season.
The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 645 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 4.17 (580 earned runs yielded). They have relinquished 141 home runs and they give up 4.64 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.345 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.13 as a pitching staff this season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.23 (1,151 strikeouts vs 516 bases on balls). They are sitting at 18th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,166.
Texas has called on relievers to take the mound in 57 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves. They rank 20th in MLB holding a save percentage of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 468 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 149 times in high leverage situations and on 112 occasions with base runners. Texas bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 32.4% out of their 173 inherited runners. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Rangers have accrued 73 holds and 24 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have turned 115 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (26th in professional baseball). The Rangers have accrued 1,318 assists, 86 errors and have a tally of 3,702 putouts so far this season. In their 11,106 innings played, the Rangers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (16th in professional baseball).
During his MLB career, Dunning has allowed 300 hits while he has earned 273 punch outs in 295 frames. Dunning (10-18 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.39 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 144 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.402 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 and he has gone up against 1,284 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas (-165)
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