Monday, April 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Andrew Triggs
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics on Monday, April 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
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Texas opens at +124 while Oakland opens at -134. The Rangers have a 6-5-0 over/under record and a 7-4-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 7-4-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 5-7-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-6-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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
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)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/16/17 SS Marcus Semien Wrist is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Houston Astros
04/06/17 P John Axford Shoulder 10-day DL (4/2)
04/01/17 P Sonny Gray Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 10-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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 4-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 6.75 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 8 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.82 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 30 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 91 base hits and 45 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 82. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
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As a team Texas is hitting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .209 with an on-base percentage of .244. He has 9 hits this season in 43 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 98. Nomar Mazara is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 45 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Rangers have 83 hits, including 13 doubles and 18 home runs. Texas has walked 29 times so far this season and they have struck out 99 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 5-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Andrew Triggs has a 2-0 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 37 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 91 base knocks and 49 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 91 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .360. He has 12 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 43 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .419 with an OPS+ of 130. Khris Davis is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 16 hits in 47 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 226 and a slugging percentage of .766. The Athletics as a unit have 93 base hits, including 20 doubles and 15 homers. Oakland has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 100 occasions. They have had 79 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 46 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +124
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