Monday, May 16, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Sean Manaea
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Monday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the Rangers and Sean Manaea for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -115 and Oakland at -105. The over/under was set at 8. The Rangers have a 19-17-1 over/under record and a 20-17-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Athletics are 17-20-0 against the run line and have a 18-17-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 21-16 record, including 8-9 on the road. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 6.09 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 20 strikeouts over his 34 innings pitched and he has given up 41 hits so far this season. He has allowed 10.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen while being struck out 93 times and walking 49 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.92 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 330 base hits and 154 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 132 batters and struck out 257. They walk 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team, Texas is batting .258, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .275 and his on-base percentage is at .327. He has 38 hits this season along with 15 runs scored and 25 runs batted in. He's struck out 12 times and has walked 11 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 35 hits so far while scoring 15 runs and he's driven in 14. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 15 times. The Rangers have 324 hits, including 64 doubles and 37 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 8 times. Texas has walked 100 times this season and they've struck out 263 times as a unit. They've left 230 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 172 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 5-11 home record and a 15-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 11.37, Sean Manaea has a 0-1 record and a 2.05 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 21 hits. He has allowed 14.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.03. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 123 times and walking 40 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.95 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 179 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 47 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 131 hitters and struck out 287. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .219 average at home. The Athletics hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.35 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 35 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 19 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 41 hits so far while he's scored 16 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 16 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 309 base hits, including 49 doubles and 37 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Oakland as a team has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out 255 times. They've had 240 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They score 3.73 runs per game and have totaled 138 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 19-17-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 20-17-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 18-17-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 17-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 15-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Calf 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/16 P Tanner Schepper Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Luke Jackson Back 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Yu Darvish Elbow 15-day DL (3/25)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9)
05/10/16 2B Jed Lowrie Shin 15-day DL (5/9)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics
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