Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+145) New York (-165)
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (18-7) will try to beat the Texas Rangers (10-14) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Texas at +145 while New York is at -165. The over/under comes in at 6.5. The starting pitchers will be Taylor Hearn and Luis Severino.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, which is 12th in baseball. They have tallied 104 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .293. The Rangers have recorded 28 two-baggers as a team and have hit 21 balls out of the park. They have compiled 99 runs batted in and 180 base knocks this year, and their average at the plate is .224. Texas is slugging .340 and have struck out 185 times, while being walked on 74 occasions.
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The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.23 on the year (25th in the league), and the staff has rung up 217 hitters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.30. Rangers pitchers have given up 33 home runs and also 107 runs (24th in MLB). They have walked 90 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.52 as a team this season.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 24 times and also have had 24 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 11 holds on the year (23rd in the league). The Rangers relievers have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. They have compiled 4 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 3 out of their 7 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 35 runners on the season with 25.7% of them crossed home plate. The Rangers have dispatched 97 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Texas Rangers have a tally of 639 putouts this year, in addition to 225 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .985 which has them sitting 16th in MLB, and have accumulated 22 double plays. The Rangers have turned 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,917 innings on the field, ranking them 17th in baseball.
Hearn has thrown 142 innings and is sitting with 139 K's in his career. His ERA is 5.05 (80 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.451. He has given up 140 hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 67 walks. Hearn (7-9 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.75 and he has faced 624 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .424 and they have an average of 4.76 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have hit 39 doubles, while taking a walk 85 times and racking up 119 runs. New York has accounted for 35 long balls so far this season to go along with 112 RBIs. They have been rung up on 214 occasions (13th in baseball) and have earned a total of 206 hits. The New York Yankees hold an OBP of .323 in addition to a batting average of .248 so far this season.
The New York pitching staff have given up 70 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 2.61 (65 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 16 long balls and they relinquish 2.81 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.155 with a FIP of 3.14 as a unit on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.03 (230 strikeouts against 76 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 183.
With 37 save situations, the Yankees have accumulated 23 holds and 3 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 13 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 38 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 19.6% out of their 51 inherited base runners. They rank 10th in the league with a save rate of 76.9%, and they have sent 94 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season.
The New York Yankees have turned 17 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .992 (2nd in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 242 assists, 7 errors and have a total of 674 putouts for the season. Out of their 2,022 innings on the diamond, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 71.1% (13th in baseball).
Severino (45-26 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 3.44 earned run average and has surrendered 7.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.92 and he has gone up against 2,303 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed 214 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.150 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. During his MLB career, Severino has allowed 486 base knocks while tallying 620 punch outs in 560 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+145)
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