Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Monday, August 22, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+165) Minnesota (-195)
Target Field is the location where the Minnesota Twins (62-56) will attempt to defeat the Texas Rangers (54-66) on Monday. The moneyline on this contest has Texas at +165 and Minnesota opens at -195. The betting total is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Cole Ragans and Sonny Gray.
The Rangers have earned 168 doubles as a squad and have hit 141 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .393 and have struck out 1,050 times, while being walked on 352 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are earning 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 14th in the league. They have recorded 502 runs batted in and 982 base knocks this season, and their batting average is .241. They have a total of 531 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .305.
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The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.04 so far this season (21st in baseball), and their staff has struck out 982 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 431 batters and their FIP sits at 4.18 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.28 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. Rangers pitchers have given up 126 long balls and 534 runs in total (20th in MLB).
The Rangers have sent 400 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 142 runners so far this season and 32.4% of them crossed the plate. They have tallied 27 saves over the course of the season and have blown 20 of their 47 chances to get a save. The Rangers relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 57.4% and has entered the game in 107 save situations. The relievers have recorded 60 holds this season (17th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 95 times in addition to having 130 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have 3,204 putouts this year, in addition to 1,130 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which ranks 21st in baseball, and they have turned 97 double plays. The Rangers have turned 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of 9,612 innings, which has them ranked 10th in pro baseball.
Ragans has pitched in 14 frames and is sitting with 7 K's during his career. His ERA is 5.02 (8 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.465. He has conceded 13 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 8 free passes. Ragans (0-2 career record) holds a FIP of 7.45 and he has faced 64 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
Minnesota has 144 HRs this season to go along with 508 runs batted in. They have recorded 198 doubles, while getting a free base 385 times and recording 527 runs. The Minnesota Twins have tallied a team OBP of .320 and a batting average of .251 for the season. The Twins have a team slugging % of .414 and they earn 4.47 runs per contest (13th in baseball). They have struck out on 957 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have earned 1,001 hits.
The Minnesota pitching staff have given up 495 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.93 (458 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 139 home runs and they allow 4.25 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.238 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.82 (982 strikeouts against 348 bases on balls). They come in at 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 949.
Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.7% out of their 137 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 131 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 130 save situations, the Twins have recorded 84 holds and also 22 blown saves. They are ranked 30th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.1%, and they have dispatched 408 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Minnesota has called on relievers to take the mound in 45 save chances and they have tallied 23 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 84 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (11th in the majors). The Twins have accrued 947 assists, 58 errors and have a total of 3,144 putouts on the campaign. In their 9,432 innings on the field, the Twins have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.6% (7th in the majors).
Gray (89-75 career record) has a 3.57 earned run average while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has faced 5,653 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 539 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.214 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his MLB career, Gray has allowed 1,167 hits while he has tallied 1,310 strikeouts in 1,357 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+165)
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