Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Jesse Hahn
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Jesse Hahn for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +100 and Oakland at -120. The Rangers have a 7-6-0 over/under record and a 8-5-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-5-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 5-8-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 6-7-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/17/17 P Sam Dyson Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
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
04/17/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/17/17 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 5-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.20 and a WHIP of 1.78. He has 14 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.80 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 11 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.3 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 4.08. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 106 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 46 batters and struck out 100. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
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As a team Texas is hitting .226, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .208 with an on-base percentage of .236. He has 11 hits this season in 53 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 85. Nomar Mazara is hitting .352 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 54 at bats. His OPS+ is 178 while his slugging percentage is at .630. The Rangers have 99 hits, including 18 doubles and 20 home runs. Texas has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 111 times as a unit. They have left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 69 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 5-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.75, Jesse Hahn has a 0-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 10 strikeouts over the 12 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 13 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 44 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 40 batters and walked 17 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.7 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 4.42. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 98 base knocks and 56 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 48 hitters and struck out 97 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.84.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .352. He has 12 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 46 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 118. Khris Davis is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 16 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 205 and a slugging percentage of .720. The Athletics as a unit have 96 base hits, including 22 doubles and 15 homers. Oakland has walked 40 times this year and they have struck out on 110 occasions. They have had 82 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 3.54 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 -120
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