Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/28/2014
Tuesday, April 29, 8:05 PM on CSCA, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Oakland Athletics - Kazmir, S (3-0) vs. Texas Rangers - Perez, M (4-0)
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Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics will take the field behind Scott Kazmir as they take on the Texas Rangers and Martin Perez. Both pitchers will be making their 6th starts of the season.
Scott Kazmir has been solid for the A’s with a 3 – 0 record and an ERA of 1.62 in his 5 starts. His last outing was a 6 inning effort where he gave up a run on 5 hits with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. Kazmir has been very effective at keeping the ball down this season as well as avoiding walks. In 2013, Kazmir went 10 – 9 with an ERA of 4.04 in 29 starts with the Cleveland Indians.
Last season, Kazmir lost his only start against the Rangers as he allowed 4 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings. Texas’ Alex Rios has a homer and 5 RBIs against him.
Martin Perez has been amazing for the Rangers so far with a 4 – 0 record and an ERA of 1.42. In his last start, Perez gave up 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 in a complete game shutout. This season, Perez is getting batter to hit a lot of ground balls and that is helping him. In 2013, he went 10 – 6 with an ERA of 3.62 in 20 starts.
Last season, Perez was 1 – 1 with an ERA of 2.70 in 2 starts against the A’s. Oakland’s Josh Donaldson has done well against him with a .400 average, 1 home run and 2 RBIs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 13-12-0 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.5
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 13-11-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is 0
Injuries to Watch
04/27/14 LF Yoenis Cespedes Hamstring questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
04/27/14 LF Shin-Soo Choo Ankle questionable
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 15-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland
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