Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-105) Oakland (-115)
The Oakland Athletics (19-28) are welcoming the Texas Rangers (20-23) at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Rangers at -105 while the Athletics are at -115. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Taylor Hearn and Zach Logue.
The Rangers have hit 48 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 46 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging rate of .358 and have been called out on strikes 365 times, while taking a walk on 119 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. They have amassed 162 RBI's in addition to 317 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average comes in at .222. They have a total of 175 runs scored and hold an OBP of .285.
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Rangers pitchers have conceded 46 home runs in addition to 178 total runs (13th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 154 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.13 as a squad for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.39 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Rangers hold a team ERA of 3.94 so far this year (17th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 368 batters.
Rangers relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 38 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 22 holds so far this season (20th in MLB). The Rangers relievers have earned a save rate of 69.2% and stepped onto the hill in 35 save situations. They have accumulated 9 saves so far this season and have missed out on 4 of 13 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 57 base runners this year with 29.8% of them crossed the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 153 relievers to the hill so far this season.
The Texas Rangers have earned 1,137 putouts for the season, in addition to 402 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which puts them in 20th in MLB, and have a total of 38 double plays. The Rangers have converted 70.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,411 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 14th in the majors.
Hearn has pitched in 156 frames and has earned 148 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 5.01 (87 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.452. He has allowed 152 base knocks (8.8 hits per nine innings) with 75 free passes. Hearn (8-10 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.90 and he has faced 685 batters during his time in the majors.
The Athletics hold a team slugging % of .327 and they are recording 3.36 runs per contest (29th in the league). They have hit 72 doubles, while getting a free base 124 times and scoring 158 runs. Oakland is sitting with 30 long balls so far this year to go along with 146 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 408 instances (5th in the league) and have recorded 321 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated a team OBP of .276 in addition to a team batting average of .211 on the campaign.
The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 189 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 3.86 (177 earned runs allowed). They have relinquished 43 home runs and they concede 4.12 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.258 in addition to having a FIP of 3.89 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.52 (373 strikeouts against 148 walks). They are currently ranked 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 372.
Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.3% out of 80 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 53 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with runners on. With 51 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 33 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 7th in the league with a save percentage of 72.2%, and they have dispatched 165 relief pitchers to the mound this season. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 13 saves.
Out of their 3,723 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (17th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 45 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in professional baseball). The Athletics have racked up 421 assists, 30 errors and have a total of 1,241 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Logue has surrendered 22 base knocks while earning 20 punch outs in 22 innings. Logue (2-3 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.43 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 11 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.388 and having a FIP of 5.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and he has faced 98 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (-115)
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