Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Texas Rangers (2-9) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Saturday where they will go up against the Oakland Athletics (7-6).
The Rangers have accrued 13 doubles as a team and have knocked 10 balls out of the park. Texas is slugging .349 and have been called out on strikes 78 times, while being walked on 36 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are compiling 4.8 runs/g, which puts them at 6th in the league. They have 50 runs batted in and 89 base knocks this season, and their team batting average sits at .235. They are sitting with 53 runs and hold an OBP of .304.
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The Rangers have an ERA of 6.09 on the campaign (30th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 100 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.56. Rangers pitchers have conceded 21 long balls and 69 runs (28th in the league). They have walked 41 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 5.43 as a unit for the year.
The Rangers have dispatched 51 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 runners for the season and 43.8% of them ended up scoring. They have 0 saves for the year and have blown 2 of 2 save chances. The Rangers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 0.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 3 holds on the year (27th in baseball). Rangers pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 13 times as well as having 6 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have earned 288 putouts on the year, in addition to 114 assists and 10 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .976 which is 28th in the majors, and have a total of 12 double plays. The Rangers have turned 64.3% of balls hit into play into outs in their 864 innings on the field, which has them sitting 30th in baseball.
Perez (63-71 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.53 and he has gone up against 4,862 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 1,243 hits (10.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 405 walks. His earned run average is 4.72 (583 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.484. Perez has taken the hill for 1,110 innings and is sitting with 747 K's during his career.
The Athletics have a slugging percentage of .346 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (8th in the league). They have recorded 17 doubles, while walking 37 times as well as scoring 60 runs. Oakland has knocked in 12 home runs so far this season as well as 52 RBIs. They have struck out on 121 instances (6th in the league) and have 95 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics hold an OBP of .288 as well as a team batting average of .219 this season.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.290 in addition to having a FIP of 3.90 as a pitching staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.56 (105 strikeouts against 41 bases on balls). They rank 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 105. They have relinquished 13 dingers and they concede 3.66 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have given up 46 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.26 (41 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 15 save situations, the Athletics have 9 holds and also 2 blown saves. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 6 save chances and they have earned 4 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 18 times in high leverage situations and also on 18 occasions with runners on. Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 12.0% out of their 25 inherited runners. They are ranked 22nd in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 49 relief pitchers onto the field for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 10 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (23rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have 121 assists, 9 errors and have a tally of 341 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 1,023 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (21st in baseball).
In his MLB career, Montas has allowed 445 base knocks and he has 486 K's in 465 innings. Montas (33-24 career record) has a 3.85 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 199 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.292 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.12 and he has gone up against 1,978 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland
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