Sunday, May 14, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. A.J. Griffin
The Oakland Athletics head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, May 14, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +118 and Texas at -128. The Athletics have a 18-17-0 over/under mark and a 16-19-0 run line record. The Rangers are 21-16-0 against the run line and have a 15-22-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 18-17-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 16-19-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 15-22-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 21-16-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
5/12/2017 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/10/2017 John Axford RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 16
5/10/2017 Daniel Mengden SP Foot Expected to be out until at least May 14
5/3/2017 Sean Doolittle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/1/2017 Felix Doubront SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 15
4/25/2017 Daulton Jefferies SP Elbow Out for the season
4/23/2017 Chris Bassitt SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/20/2017 Marcus Semien SS Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
4/15/2017 Jake Smolinski CF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
11/15/2016 Beau Taylor C Suspension Suspended until Jun 1
9/21/2016 J.B. Wendelken RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
5/12/2017 Tanner Scheppers RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 25
5/9/2017 Andy Ibanez 2B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least May 18
5/8/2017 Jose Leclerc RP Finger Expected to be out until at least May 18
5/8/2017 Jose Trevino C Personal Expected to be out until at least May 15
5/6/2017 Akeem Bostick SP Hand Expected to be out until at least May 13
5/5/2017 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/4/2017 Adrian Beltre 3B Calf Expected to be out until at least May 25
5/3/2017 Cole Hamels SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 4
5/3/2017 Tyson Ross SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 16
5/1/2017 Adrian Sampson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
4/25/2017 Hanser Alberto 3B Shoulder Expected to be out until at least May 15
4/23/2017 Joe Palumbo RP Elbow Out for the season
4/18/2017 Will Middlebrooks 3B Hand Expected to be out until at least May 23
2/15/2017 Prince Fielder DH Neck Out for the season
1/17/2017 Jake Diekman RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
9/24/2016 James Jones CF Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 16-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 25 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 103 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 278 base hits and 147 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 262. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Oakland is hitting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 28 hits this season in 124 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 127. Jed Lowrie is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Athletics have 267 hits, including 59 doubles and 46 home runs. Oakland has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 306 times as a unit. They have left 227 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 3.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 131 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 17-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.45, A.J. Griffin has a 4-0 record and a 0.85 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.25 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 89 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 316 base knocks and 140 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 243 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .221, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .318. He has 38 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .440 with an OPS+ of 104. Carlos Gomez is hitting .230 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 31 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Rangers as a unit have 269 base hits, including 47 doubles and 53 homers. Texas has walked 124 times this year and they have struck out on 326 occasions. They have had 206 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 168 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +118
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