Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/3/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+155) Philadelphia (-180)
The Philadelphia Phillies (11-12) will go up against the Texas Rangers (8-14) at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Rangers at +155 while the Phillies are at -180. The betting total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Glenn Otto and Ranger Suarez.
The Rangers have tallied 26 doubles as a unit and have knocked 19 balls out of the park. Texas has a slugging percentage of .339 and have been rung up 166 times, while being walked on 69 occasions. As a unit, the Texas Rangers are scoring 4.4 runs per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. They have compiled 91 RBI's as well as 164 hits for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .223. They are sitting with 96 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .293.
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Rangers pitchers have relinquished 32 home runs in addition to 102 total runs (25th in baseball). They have walked 85 hitters and their FIP is 4.66 as a team so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.38 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.31. The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.45 so far this year (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 202 batters.
The Rangers have dispatched 89 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. The relievers have inherited 33 base runners on the campaign with 27.3% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 2 saves so far this year and have blown 3 of their 5 save chances. The Rangers relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 40.0% and has come into the game in 13 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 8 holds so far this season (26th in baseball). Rangers pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 21 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Texas Rangers have 582 putouts for the season, as well as 207 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 17 double plays. The Rangers have converted 70.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,746 innings, which has them sitting at 16th in MLB.
Otto has thrown 32 innings and is sitting with 38 strikeouts in his career. Otto (1-3 career record) has earned a FIP of 3.21 and he has gone up against 148 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 7.44 (27 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.500. He has surrendered 38 hits (10.5 hits per 9 innings) with 11 walks.
The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled an on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .244 for the year. They have been rung up on 198 occasions (10th in baseball) and have a total of 182 hits. Philadelphia has compiled 25 HRs so far this season to go along with 101 runs batted in. The Phillies hold a team SLG% of .408 and they score 4.61 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have 40 two-baggers, while walking 74 times as well as scoring 106 runs.
The Philadelphia pitching staff have yielded 98 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.10 (91 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 18 homers and they allow 4.41 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Phillies have a WHIP of 1.265 in addition to having a FIP of 3.68 as a staff for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 (193 strikeouts vs 74 free passes). They are sitting at 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 179.
Philadelphia relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.0% out of their 47 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 16 times in high leverage situations and on 26 occasions with base runners. With 20 save situations, the Phillies have 14 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They are ranked 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 83.3%, and they have sent 79 relief pitchers to the hill this year. Philadelphia has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 6 save chances and they have tallied 5 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 19 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Phillies have accrued 227 assists, 13 errors and have a total of 600 putouts for the season. Out of their 1,800 innings on the diamond, the Phillies are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (23rd in MLB).
Suarez (17-8 mark in his career) has earned a 2.81 earned run average while giving up 8.3 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.75 and he has gone up against 801 batters so far in his career. He has allowed 60 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 3.6. Thus far in his career, Suarez has conceded 178 hits while he has earned 173 strikeouts in 192 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-180)
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