Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The Oakland Athletics (32-61) will go up against the Texas Rangers (41-49) at Oakland Coliseum on Friday. The expected starting pitchers are Glenn Otto and Cole Irvin.
The Rangers have hit 119 doubles as a team and have hit 117 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging % of .399 and have struck out 784 times, while drawing a walk on 255 occasions. As a team, the Texas Rangers are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which puts them at 11th in MLB. They have earned 384 RBI's as well as 731 base knocks on the year, and their average at the plate sits at .239. They have tallied 406 runs scored and have an OBP of .299.
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The Rangers hold a team earned run average of 4.10 on the season (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 738 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.37 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.31. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 93 home runs and also 407 runs in total (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 311 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.10 as a unit over the course of the season.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 77 times in addition to having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 49 holds for the season (16th in MLB). The Rangers bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 56.8% and has entered the game in 86 save situations. They have 21 saves this year and have blown 16 out of their 37 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 116 base runners on the year with 31.9% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Rangers have sent 314 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Rangers have converted 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,239 innings, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. The Texas Rangers have accumulated 2,413 putouts this year, as well as 855 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 25th in MLB, and have a total of 79 double plays.
Otto has taken the hill for 85 innings and has totaled 75 K's during his career. His ERA is 6.46 (61 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.529. He has allowed 88 base hits (9.3 hits per 9 innings) with 42 free passes. Otto (4-9 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.69 while he has faced 381 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have accumulated an on-base percentage of .272 as well as a batting average of .211 this season. They have struck out on 785 occasions (13th in baseball) and have a total of 641 hits. Oakland has knocked in 70 home runs on the campaign as well as 283 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .331 and they score 3.29 runs per outing (29th in MLB). They have hit 141 doubles, while taking a walk 226 times and earning 306 runs.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.317 in addition to having a FIP of 4.29 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.31 (697 strikeouts against 302 walks). They are currently ranked 20th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 770. They have surrendered 103 homers and they concede 4.69 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 424 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.34 (393 earned runs given up).
Oakland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 36 save opportunities and they have come away with 20 saves. They sit at 26th in MLB holding a save percentage of 55.6%, and they have sent 314 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have come in 105 times in high leverage situations in addition to 110 occasions with base runners. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.1% of 167 inherited base runners. With 100 save situations, the Athletics have accrued 62 holds and 16 blown saves.
Out of their 7,329 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (12th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 78 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (21st in baseball). The Athletics have recorded 832 assists, 57 errors and are sitting with 2,443 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his career, Irvin has surrendered 337 base knocks while accumulating 222 strikeouts in 319 innings pitched. Irvin (16-24 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.29 ERA while conceding 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 152 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.292 and having a FIP of 4.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.96 and he has gone up against 1,356 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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