Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 10/1/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Cole Hamels
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Sunday, October 1, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +135 and Texas at -145. The Athletics have a 83-72-5 over/under record and a 83-77-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 87-73-0 against the run line and have a 72-82-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 83-72-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 83-77-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 72-82-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 87-73-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/26/17 RF Boog Powell Knee out for season
08/26/17 P Paul Blackburn Wrist 60-day DL (08/23)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 60-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/19/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 74-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 21 strikeouts over his 36 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 517 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 520 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,423 base hits and 734 earned runs. They have allowed 208 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 496 batters and struck out 1,187. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.57.
As a team Oakland is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 136 hits this season in 559 at bats with 108 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .521 and an OPS+ of 127. Jed Lowrie is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 156 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 560 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Athletics have 1,326 hits, including 299 doubles and 231 home runs. Oakland has walked 560 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,476 times as a unit. They have left 1,062 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 730 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 77-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.10, Cole Hamels has a 11-5 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 145 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 120 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 531 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 459 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,425 base knocks and 733 earned runs this season. They have given up 211 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 554 hitters and struck out 1,092 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .338. He has 189 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 635 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 108. Nomar Mazara is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 138 hits in 546 at bats while driving in 99 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Rangers as a unit have 1,305 base hits, including 250 doubles and 235 homers. Texas has walked 538 times this year and they have struck out on 1,478 occasions. They have had 1,002 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 789 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers -145 and over 10 total runs
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