Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 7/24/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (-125) Oakland (+105)
The Oakland Athletics (34-62) will go up against the Texas Rangers (42-50) at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday. The odds on this game have Texas at -125 while Oakland is at +105. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Martin Perez and Paul Blackburn.
Texas owns a slugging percentage of .398 and have been called out on strikes 806 times, while drawing a walk on 261 occasions. They have 396 runs batted in as well as 749 hits for the season, and their batting average is at .239. The Rangers have accrued 123 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 119 baseballs out of the park. They have tallied 418 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .300. As a squad, the Texas Rangers are recording 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 11th in MLB.
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Rangers pitchers have relinquished 95 home runs and also 412 total runs (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 319 opposing players and their FIP is 4.11 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.35 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.07 for the year (20th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 751 hitters.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 78 times as well as having 108 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 49 holds over the course of the season (16th in the league). The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save rate of 56.8% and has come into the game in 86 save situations. They have recorded 21 saves so far this year and have blown 16 of 37 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 117 runners so far this season with 31.6% of those runners crossed the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 320 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Rangers have transformed 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 7,392 innings on the field, ranking them 18th in professional baseball. The Texas Rangers have a tally of 2,464 putouts so far this season, in addition to 875 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which is 22nd in pro baseball, and have a total of 80 double plays.
Perez (70-71 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.41 and he has faced 5,281 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,333 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 431 walks. His earned run average is 4.52 (610 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.453. Perez has taken the ball for 1,213 innings and has tallied 835 K's in his career.
Oakland is sitting with 74 HRs so far this year as well as 295 RBIs. They have recorded 144 doubles, while taking a walk 236 times as well as earning 318 runs. The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .273 and a batting average of .212 over the course of the season. The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .333 and they tally 3.31 runs per game (29th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 811 occasions (8th in MLB) and have accounted for 665 hits.
The Oakland pitching staff have allowed 435 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.30 (402 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 105 home runs and they surrender 4.65 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.309 and have a FIP of 4.24 as a squad so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.35 (728 strikeouts vs 310 free passes). They sit at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 791.
Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.7% out of 173 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 108 times in high leverage situations and on 114 occasions with runners on base. With 104 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 65 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They sit at 24th in baseball with a save rate of 56.8%, and they have sent 325 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Oakland has called on relievers to enter the contest in 37 save chances and they have come away with 21 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 80 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Athletics have racked up 857 assists, 60 errors and have notched a total of 2,524 putouts so far this year. Out of their 7,572 innings on the field, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (13th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Blackburn has surrendered 256 base knocks while he has tallied 154 punch outs in 235 frames. Blackburn (12-16 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.86 earned run average while allowing 9.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 127 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.366 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.37 and he has gone up against 1,003 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Oakland (+105)
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