Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, May 27, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-120) Oakland (+100)
The Texas Rangers (19-23) are en route to Oakland Coliseum on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Oakland Athletics (19-27). The moneyline on this matchup has Texas at -120 while Oakland is at +100. The over/under is 7. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jon Gray and Cole Irvin.
The Rangers have compiled 46 doubles as a unit and have hit 45 baseballs out of the stadium. Texas has a slugging % of .359 and have been called out on strikes 350 times, while drawing a walk on 117 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which ranks them 19th in MLB. They have tallied 158 RBI's as well as 311 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate sits at .223. They have 171 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .286.
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The Rangers have a team earned run average of 4.01 so far this year (22nd in MLB), and they have rung up 362 hitters. They have walked 151 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.14 as a team for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.40 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.29. Rangers pitchers have allowed 46 home runs in addition to 177 runs (15th in MLB).
The Rangers have sent 151 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have inherited 57 runners on the season and 29.8% of them crossed home plate. They have recorded 8 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 4 of their 12 save opportunities. The Rangers relievers have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 34 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 22 holds this year (20th in the league). Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 38 times in addition to having 44 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rangers have converted 69.9% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,330 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 17th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have earned 1,110 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 392 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which puts them in 20th in pro baseball, and they have turned 37 double plays.
Gray has taken the hill for 857 innings and has totaled 876 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Gray (54-51 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.89 and he has gone up against 3,675 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.61 (439 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.338. He has conceded 857 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 290 walks.
The Oakland Athletics have tallied an OBP of .277 as well as a batting average of .212 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 402 occasions (5th in MLB) and have notched a total of 316 base knocks. Oakland has accounted for 30 HRs this year and 146 runs batted in. The Athletics have a team slugging percentage of .329 and they score 3.41 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have recorded 70 doubles, while taking a walk 121 times and recording 157 runs.
The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 185 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.87 (174 earned runs conceded). They have given up 42 homers and they give up 4.12 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.267 with a FIP of 3.91 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.45 (358 strikeouts against 146 free passes). They come in at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 366.
Sitting with 51 save situations, the Athletics have earned 33 holds and also 5 blown saves. Oakland has had relief pitchers take the mound in 18 save opportunities and they have come away with 13 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 51 times in high leverage situations and on 53 occasions with runners on. Oakland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 20.3% out of their 79 inherited base runners. They are ranked 7th in MLB with a save rate of 72.2%, and they have dispatched 162 relievers onto the diamond for the year.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 45 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in pro baseball). The Athletics have accrued 417 assists, 29 errors and have 1,214 putouts for the year. Out of their 3,642 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (16th in MLB).
Irvin (14-19 mark in his career) has a 4.55 ERA while giving up 9.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has gone up against 1,112 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has given up 130 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.356 and a FIP of 4.5. So far in his MLB career, Irvin has surrendered 284 hits while earning 182 strikeouts in 257 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas (-120)
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