Saturday, May 13, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Nick Martinez
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Nick Martinez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +111 and Texas at -121. The Athletics have a 18-16-0 over/under record and a 16-18-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 20-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-21-0 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 15-21-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 20-16-0 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 Sonny Gray has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.22 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 6 strikeouts over his 10.2 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.4. 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 16th 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 26th 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 25th in the league. The Athletics hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 22nd 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 134. 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 16-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.18, Nick Martinez has a 0-2 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 24.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 26 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.32 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .284 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 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 309 base knocks and 138 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 130 hitters and struck out 238 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .327. He has 38 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 109. Carlos Gomez is hitting .221 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 29 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .389. The Rangers as a unit have 261 base hits, including 45 doubles and 52 homers. Texas has walked 120 times this year and they have struck out on 323 occasions. They have had 201 men left on base and have an OPS of .697. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 163 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +111
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