Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Andrew Triggs
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -150 and Oakland at +140. The Rangers have a 7-5-0 over/under record and a 7-5-0 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 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 7-5-0 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 10-day DL (04/15)
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 4-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.33 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 19 strikeouts over his 19.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.27 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .286 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 103 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 44 batters and struck out 90. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.61.
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As a team Texas is hitting .227, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .208 with an on-base percentage of .240. He has 10 hits this season in 48 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 91. Nomar Mazara is hitting .340 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 168 while his slugging percentage is at .620. The Rangers have 92 hits, including 15 doubles and 20 home runs. Texas has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 105 times as a unit. They have left 65 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 62 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 3.27. 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 19th 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 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 18th 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 21st 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 127. 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 223 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 Athletics +140
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