Friday, May 12, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Hahn vs. Andrew Cashner
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Friday, May 12, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Jesse Hahn for the Athletics and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +105 and Texas at -115. The Athletics have a 18-16-0 over/under record and a 16-18-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 19-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-20-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 18-16-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 16-18-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 15-20-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 19-16-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/10/17 C Josh Phegley Concussion 7-day DL (5/4); expected to be activated Friday vs. Texas Rangers
05/04/17 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
04/30/17 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (4/27)
04/17/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist 60-day DL (4/15)
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 2B Joey Wendle Shoulder 10-day DL (3/31)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 16-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Hahn has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 30 strikeouts over his 35.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 104 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 270 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 259. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .324. He has 28 hits this season in 120 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 133. Jed Lowrie is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 120 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Athletics have 260 hits, including 57 doubles and 45 home runs. Oakland has walked 112 times so far this season and they have struck out 301 times as a unit. They have left 222 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 129 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 15-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Andrew Cashner has a 0-3 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 20 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.45 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .285 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 86 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 300 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 128 hitters and struck out 235 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .218, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .329. He has 37 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 111. Carlos Gomez is hitting .219 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 28 hits in 128 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .391. The Rangers as a unit have 252 base hits, including 45 doubles and 50 homers. Texas has walked 119 times this year and they have struck out on 317 occasions. They have had 198 men left on base and have an OPS of .695. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 158 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -115
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