Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Texas (+145) Philadelphia (-165)
The Texas Rangers (8-14) are headed to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday where they will go up against the Philadelphia Phillies (11-12). The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers at +145 while the Phillies are sitting at -165. The over/under is 7.5. The starting pitchers are Martin Perez and Zack Wheeler.
As a squad, the Texas Rangers are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 12th in baseball. They have notched a total of 96 runs scored and hold an OBP of .293. The Rangers have accumulated 26 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 19 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 91 RBI's in addition to 164 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate is at .223. Texas has a slugging rate of .339 and have been rung up 166 times, while drawing a walk on 69 occasions.
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Rangers pitchers have conceded 32 home runs and also 102 total runs (25th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 85 hitters and their FIP is 4.66 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.45 on the year (26th in the league), and the staff has rung up 202 hitters.
The Rangers bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 40.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 13 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 33 runners for the season with 27.3% of those players ended up crossing the plate. Rangers pitchers have entered the game with players on base 21 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rangers have dispatched 89 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have racked up 8 holds over the course of the season (27th in the league). They have 2 saves so far this year and have not converted 3 out of their 5 chances to get a save.
The Rangers have converted 70.8% of balls in play into outs in their 1,746 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 14th in MLB. The Texas Rangers have 582 putouts thus far, in addition to 207 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 17th in baseball, and they have twisted 17 double plays.
Perez (63-71 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.50 and he has gone up against 4,906 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,247 base hits (10.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 406 walks. His ERA is 4.68 (584 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.471. Perez has pitched in 1,123 innings and is sitting with 756 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Philadelphia Phillies have compiled an on-base percentage of .316 as well as a batting average of .244 on the season. They have struck out on 198 instances (12th in baseball) and have a total of 182 base knocks. Philadelphia has a total of 25 home runs this year as well as 101 RBIs. The Phillies have a slugging percentage of .408 and they are earning 4.61 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have put up 40 doubles, while taking a walk 74 times as well as scoring 106 runs.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.265 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.67 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.61 (193 strikeouts against 74 walks). They are sitting at 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 179. They have allowed 18 dingers and they relinquish 4.41 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Philadelphia pitching staff have given up 98 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.10 (91 earned runs relinquished).
Sitting with 20 save situations, the Phillies have tallied 14 holds and also 1 blown save. Philadelphia has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 6 save opportunities and they have recorded 5 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 26 occasions with runners on. Philadelphia relievers have an inherited score percentage of 34.0% out of 47 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have dispatched 79 relievers to the mound this year.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 19 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in MLB). The Phillies have 227 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 600 putouts for the year. Out of their 1,800 innings on the field, the Phillies hold a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (24th in pro baseball).
During his MLB career, Wheeler has conceded 954 base hits while tallying 1,044 punch outs in 1,052 innings pitched. He has allowed 415 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.230 and having a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.07 and he has faced 4,404 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Wheeler (63-53 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.55 earned run average while giving up 8.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Philadelphia (-165)
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