Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/10/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2023
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+200) Texas (-250)
Globe Life Field is the location where the Texas Rangers (76-64) will take on the Oakland Athletics (44-97) on Sunday. The odds on this game have Oakland at +200 while Texas opens at -250. The over/under is set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Luis Medina and Andrew Heaney.
The Athletics have hit 199 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 149 baseballs out of the park. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .373 and have been called out on strikes 1,283 times, while drawing a walk on 439 occasions. As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 3.7 runs per outing, which is 30th in the league. They have tallied 502 RBI's and 1,043 base knocks for the season, while their batting average comes in at .225. They have 521 runs and have an OBP of .301.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 1.88 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.53. Athletics pitchers have given up 188 long balls and also 818 runs in total (29th in the league). Oakland has relinquished 1,294 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and also 769 earned runs. The Athletics have a team ERA of 5.59 for the year (29th in the league), and their staff has struck out 1,133 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 604 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 5.07 as a team so far this year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 51.9% and stepped onto the hill in 110 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 259 base runners so far this season with 39.4% of them earned a run for their team. Athletics relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 166 times in addition to having 161 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have sent 472 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers are sitting with 55 holds so far this season (28th in the league). They have recorded 27 saves on the campaign and have blown 25 of 52 save opportunities.
The Oakland Athletics have accounted for 3,713 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,114 assists and 86 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 27th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 108 double plays. The Athletics have turned 67.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,139 innings, which has them sitting 27th in MLB.
Medina has taken the mound for 90 innings and has totaled 87 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. Medina (3-8 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.89 while he has gone up against 409 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.46 (55 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.522. He has given up 92 hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 46 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have tallied a team on-base percentage of .337 as well as a batting average of .266 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,224 occasions (15th in baseball) and have recorded 1,296 hits. Texas has accumulated 197 home runs for the season to go along with 734 RBIs. The Rangers hold a slugging percentage of .454 and they average 5.46 runs per outing (3rd in baseball). They have hit 293 two-baggers, while getting a free base 498 times and notching 765 runs.
The Rangers have a team WHIP of 1.270 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,155. The Texas pitching staff have surrendered 629 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.33 (598 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 8.40 (1,164 strikeouts vs 425 free passes). They have given up 177 home runs and they surrender 4.55 runs per 9 innings (17th in baseball).
Texas has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 55 save opportunities and they have earned 26 saves. They rank 29th in the league with a save percentage of 47.3%, and they have sent 398 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relievers have come in 134 times in high leverage situations in addition to 133 occasions with runners on. Texas bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 29.5% of 217 inherited runners. Sitting with 122 save situations, the Rangers have earned 66 holds and 29 blown saves.
The Texas Rangers have gotten 132 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in pro baseball). The Rangers have recorded 1,245 assists, 54 errors and have accounted for 3,734 putouts so far this season. In 11,202 innings on the field, the Rangers have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.3% (5th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Heaney has surrendered 809 base knocks and he has 895 punch outs in 839 innings. He has allowed a total of 420 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.264 and having a FIP of 4.5. His K/BB ratio is 3.55 and he has faced 3,566 batters thus far in his career. Heaney (45-48 record in his career) has earned a 4.50 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+200)
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