Texas Rangers vs New York Mets Prediction, 7/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Mets
Date: Sunday, July 3, 2022
Location: Citi Field in Queens, NY
TV: Sportsnet New York
The New York Mets (48-29) will take on the Texas Rangers (36-39) at Citi Field on Sunday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jon Gray and Carlos Carrasco.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which is 17th in the league. They have earned 328 runs scored and hold an OBP of .297. The Rangers have recorded 95 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 95 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 308 RBI's as well as 605 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .238. Texas has a slugging percentage of .393 and have struck out 641 times, while being walked on 204 occasions.
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The Rangers have a team earned run average of 3.92 on the year (17th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 613 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.36 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. Rangers pitchers have yielded 69 long balls and 316 total runs (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 260 opposing players and their FIP is 3.95 as a unit so far this year.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 57 times in addition to having 83 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 40 holds so far this year (15th in MLB). The Rangers relievers have compiled a save rate of 58.6% and has entered the game in 69 save situations. They have accumulated 17 saves for the year and have blown 12 of their 29 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 86 base runners so far this year with 31.4% of them crossed home plate. The Rangers have sent 254 relief pitchers to the hill this season.
The Rangers have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 6,000 innings on the field, which has them ranked 14th in the majors. The Texas Rangers have notched a total of 2,000 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 704 assists and 46 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 23rd in the majors, and have a total of 67 double plays.
Gray has taken the hill for 901 innings and has racked up 925 K's during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.53 (454 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.324. He has surrendered 888 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 305 walks. Gray (57-52 career record) has a FIP of 3.86 while he has faced 3,848 batters during his time in the majors.
New York has knocked in 72 home runs on the campaign and 354 RBIs. They have hit 117 doubles, while taking a walk 235 times as well as putting up 370 runs. The New York Mets hold a team on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .256 this year. The Mets have a team slugging percentage of .397 and they are earning 4.81 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have struck out on 582 occasions (26th in MLB) and have totaled 663 hits.
The New York pitching staff have given up 312 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.89 (295 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 85 long balls and they yield 4.12 runs per 9 innings (10th in baseball). The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.223 with a FIP of 3.78 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.19 (715 strikeouts against 224 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 11th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 610.
Sitting with 83 save situations, the Mets have accumulated 50 holds and also 11 blown saves. New York has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 32 save opportunities and they have walked away with 21 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 67 times in high leverage situations and on 74 occasions with runners on. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 41.7% out of their 103 inherited base runners. They rank 15th in the league with a save rate of 65.6%, and they have sent 237 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
In 6,141 innings on the diamond, the Mets have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (16th in baseball). The New York Mets have turned 64 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .987 (8th in pro baseball). The Mets have accrued 656 assists, 36 errors and have accounted for 2,047 putouts for the season.
Carrasco (97-82 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.92 earned run average and has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.99 and he has gone up against 5,702 opposing batters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 600 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.214 and having a FIP of 3.5. In his career, Carrasco has allowed 1,312 base knocks while totaling 1,436 punch outs in 1,377 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas
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