Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 9/29/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Friday, September 29, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Raul Alcantara vs. Martin Perez
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Friday, September 29, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Raul Alcantara for the Athletics and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +107 and Texas at -117. The Athletics have a 83-70-5 over/under record and a 82-76-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 86-72-0 against the run line and have a 72-80-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 83-70-5 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 82-76-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 72-80-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 86-72-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/27/17 P Sean Manaea Back is upgraded to expected to start Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
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 73-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Raul Alcantara has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 6.86 and a WHIP of 1.37. He has 10 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 512 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,410 base hits and 729 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 490 batters and struck out 1,171. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 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 .436 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 .241 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 133 hits this season in 553 at bats with 108 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 125. Jed Lowrie is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 553 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Athletics have 1,310 hits, including 296 doubles and 229 home runs. Oakland has walked 555 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,462 times as a unit. They have left 1,049 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 723 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 76-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.83, Martin Perez has a 12-12 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 179 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 216 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 525 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 452 batters and walked 223 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,409 base knocks and 726 earned runs this season. They have given up 209 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 549 hitters and struck out 1,078 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 4.89.
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 .299 with an OBP of .339. He has 188 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 628 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 108. Nomar Mazara is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 135 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Rangers as a unit have 1,292 base hits, including 249 doubles and 234 homers. Texas has walked 532 times this year and they have struck out on 1,462 occasions. They have had 987 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 783 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers -117 and over 10.5 total runs
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