Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 4/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-125) Oakland (+105)
The Texas Rangers (4-9) are en route to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday where they will attempt to defeat the Oakland Athletics (8-7). The moneyline on this contest has Texas at -125 while Oakland is at +105. The over/under is set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Spencer Howard and Cole Irvin.
Texas is slugging .368 and have been called out on strikes 98 times, while drawing a walk on 44 occasions. They have accrued 64 RBI's as well as 108 hits on the campaign, and their batting average is sitting at .239. The Rangers have accrued 19 doubles as a team and have knocked 13 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 69 runs while holding a team OBP of .308. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are recording 5.3 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in the league.
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The Rangers are sitting with a team ERA of 5.68 this season (29th in the league), and their staff has rung up 122 hitters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.26 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.51. Rangers pitchers have relinquished 23 home runs and also 76 total runs (28th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 54 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 5.23 as a team this season.
The Rangers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 0.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 8 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 20 runners over the course of the season and 35.0% of them ended up scoring. Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 15 times and also have had 10 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have sent 59 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have notched 5 holds this year (28th in the league). They have earned 0 saves so far this year and have blown 3 of 3 save opportunities.
The Rangers have turned 66.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 1,026 innings, which has them sitting 29th in pro baseball. The Texas Rangers have earned a total of 342 putouts for the season, as well as 126 assists and 11 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .977 which is 28th in pro baseball, and have a total of 13 double plays.
Howard has taken the ball for 77 innings and is sitting with 80 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 7.36 (63 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.636. He has conceded 89 hits (10.4 hits per nine innings) with 37 walks. Howard (1-7 mark in his career) has a FIP of 5.56 and he has gone up against 357 hitters in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for an on-base percentage of .282 as well as a batting average of .217 for the year. They have been rung up on 138 occasions (4th in the league) and have earned a total of 108 base knocks. Oakland has accumulated 14 home runs on the season to go along with 59 runs batted in. The Athletics have a team SLG% of .351 and they average 4.47 runs per outing (9th in the league). They have 23 two-baggers, while taking a walk 40 times and earning 67 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 58 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.64 (53 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 15 homers and they relinquish 3.98 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.280 with a FIP of 3.84 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 (123 strikeouts against 47 walks). They have a ranking of 29th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 121.
Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 7 save chances and they have walked away with 5 saves. They are ranked 18th in baseball holding a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 57 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season. Their relievers have come in 19 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 12.9% of 31 inherited base runners. Sitting with 20 save situations, the Athletics have 13 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 1,185 innings played, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (20th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have turned 11 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .980 (26th in pro baseball). The Athletics have accrued 137 assists, 11 errors and have amassed 395 putouts so far this season.
In his career, Irvin has surrendered 269 base knocks while tallying 170 strikeouts in 240 innings pitched. He has given up 126 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.365 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.88 and he has gone up against 1,042 opposing batters during his career. Irvin (13-18 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.72 earned run average while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+105)
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