Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Eric Surkamp
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Eric Surkamp for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +111 and Oakland at -121. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 33-29-1 over/under record and a 38-25-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Athletics are 32-30-0 against the run line and have a 29-31-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 39-24 record, including 15-14 on the road. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.22 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 43 strikeouts over his 78.1 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.47. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 210 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen while being struck out 159 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.86 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 546 base hits and 244 earned runs. They have allowed 79 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 202 batters and struck out 433. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
As a team, Texas is batting .265, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .246 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9 hits per game. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .271 and his on-base percentage is at .324. He has 61 hits this season along with 30 runs scored and 40 runs batted in. He's struck out 25 times and has walked 17 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 28 runs and he's driven in 23. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 26 times. The Rangers have 567 hits, including 107 doubles and 72 home runs. They've stolen 41 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Texas has walked 164 times this season and they've struck out 450 times as a unit. They've left 394 men on base and have a team OPS of .744. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 299 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 13-16 home record and a 26-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.41, Eric Surkamp has a 0-3 record and a 1.95 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 37 hits. He has allowed 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.26. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 191 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 214 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.91 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 563 base knocks and 280 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 201 hitters and struck out 479. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .240 average at home. The Athletics hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.52 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 53 hits this year along with 18 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's struck out 33 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .322 and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 47 hits so far while he's scored 21 runs and drove in 18. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 528 base hits, including 93 doubles and 65 homers. They have 29 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. Oakland as a team has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out 437 times. They've had 400 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They score 3.85 runs per game and have totaled 239 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 33-29-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 38-25-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 29-31-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 32-30-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/13/16 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring doubtful Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/12/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21); expected to be activated Monday vs Oakland
06/12/16 P Yu Darvish Shoulder expected to miss next scheduled start Monday vs Oakland
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
06/09/16 P Rich Hill Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/20/16 RF Josh Reddick Thumb 15-day DL (5/20)
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 60-day DL (5/9), out for season
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), out for season
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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