Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 9/28/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Miguel Gonzalez
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Thursday, September 28, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Miguel Gonzalez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -103 and Texas at -107. The Athletics have a 82-70-5 over/under record and a 82-75-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 86-71-0 against the run line and have a 71-80-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 82-70-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 82-75-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 71-80-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 86-71-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/26/17 RF Boog Powell Knee out for season
09/23/17 P Sean Manaea Back "?" for next scheduled start
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 72-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 11-10 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 134 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 164 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 510 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,400 base hits and 724 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 489 batters and struck out 1,165. 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 4.58.
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 .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 133 hits this season in 550 at bats with 107 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 127. Jed Lowrie is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 549 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Athletics have 1,301 base hits, including 291 doubles and 228 homers. Oakland has walked 553 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,456 times as a team. They have left 1,045 runners on base and have a team OPS of .755. They tally 4.57 runs per contest and have totaled 717 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 76-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.62, Miguel Gonzalez has a 8-12 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 150 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 162 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 449 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,393 base knocks and 714 earned runs this season. They have given up 206 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,073 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 19th 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 186 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 624 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 108. Nomar Mazara is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 135 hits in 534 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Rangers as a team have 1,284 base knocks, including 248 doubles and 232 home runs. Texas has walked 532 times this season and they have struck out 1,450 times. They have had 983 runners left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.97 runs per contest and totaled 781 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers -107 and over 10.5 total runs
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