Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+194) New York (-235)
The New York Yankees (18-7) will compete against the Texas Rangers (10-14) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Texas at +194 and New York is at -235. The total is 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jon Gray and Jordan Montgomery.
Texas has a slugging % of .340 and have struck out 185 times, while drawing a walk on 74 occasions. They have accumulated 99 runs batted in and 180 base knocks for the season, while their team batting average comes in at .224. The Rangers have earned 28 doubles as a team and have knocked 21 balls out of the stadium. They have a total of 104 runs scored and have an OBP of .293. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.3 runs/g, which ranks them 12th in the league.
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The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.23 for the season (25th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 217 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.41 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.30. Rangers pitchers have given up 33 home runs in addition to 107 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 90 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.50 as a team this year.
The Rangers have dispatched 97 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 35 runners over the course of the season and 25.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have 4 saves on the season and have blown 3 out of their 7 save opportunities. The Rangers relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 57.1% and has come into the game in 18 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 11 holds on the campaign (23rd in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 24 times as well as having 24 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 639 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 225 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which puts them in 16th in the majors, and have accumulated 22 double plays. The Rangers have transformed 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,917 innings, ranking them 17th in baseball.
Gray has thrown 841 innings and has accumulated 860 punch outs in his MLB career. Gray (53-50 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.92 while he has faced 3,607 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.63 (433 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.337. He has given up 841 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 284 free passes.
The New York Yankees have accounted for a team OBP of .323 and a batting average of .248 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 214 occasions (19th in baseball) and have totaled 206 hits. New York has compiled 35 home runs so far this season to go along with 112 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .424 and they score 4.76 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have put up 39 two-baggers, while taking a walk 85 times and recording 119 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.155 with a FIP of 3.12 as a staff on the year. They are sitting at 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 183. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 70 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 2.61 (65 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.03 (230 strikeouts vs 76 walks). They have yielded 16 long balls and they surrender 2.81 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB).
Sitting with 37 save situations, the Yankees have 23 holds and also 3 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 13 save chances and they have tallied 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 38 times in high leverage situations and on 32 occasions with runners on. New York relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 19.6% of 51 inherited runners. They are ranked 8th in baseball with a save percentage of 76.9%, and they have sent 94 relievers onto the field for the year.
The New York Yankees have gotten 17 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .992 (2nd in professional baseball). The Yankees have recorded 242 assists, 7 errors and are sitting with 674 putouts so far this year. In 2,022 innings on the field, the Yankees have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.1% (13th in the majors).
During his career, Montgomery has surrendered 390 base hits while he has accumulated 401 strikeouts in 413 innings pitched. Montgomery (19-18 career win-loss mark) has a 3.94 earned run average and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 181 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.13 and he has faced 1,740 hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas (+194)
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