Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Martinez vs. Kendall Graveman
O.co Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics on Friday, September 22, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Nick Martinez for the Rangers and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
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Texas opens at +130 while Oakland opens at -140. The Rangers have a 69-76-6 over/under record and a 84-67-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 80-72-0 against the run line and have a 82-66-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 69-76-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 84-67-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 82-66-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 80-72-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/20/2017 Carlos Gomez CF Ankle Probable for Sep 21
9/15/2017 Mike Napoli 1B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Oct 1
9/1/2017 Patrick Cantwell C Undisclosed Out for the season
7/22/2017 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Elbow Out for the season
6/16/2017 Hanser Alberto 3B Shoulder Out for the season
4/22/2017 Joe Palumbo RP Elbow Out for the season
2/15/2017 Prince Fielder DH Neck Out for the season
9/23/2016 James Jones CF Elbow Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/19/2017 Jharel Cotton SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/5/2017 Paul Blackburn SP Wrist Out for the season
8/11/2017 Bobby Wahl RP Shoulder Out for the season
7/14/2017 Andrew Triggs SP Hip Out for the season
7/1/2017 Dustin Fowler RF Knee Out for the season
4/25/2017 Daulton Jefferies SP Elbow Out for the season
9/21/2016 J.B. Wendelken RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 75-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Martinez has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 5.47 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 59 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 433 hitters and walked 220 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,337 base hits and 682 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 532 batters and struck out 1,031. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 132 hits this season in 515 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 96. Elvis Andrus is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 181 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 601 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Rangers have 1,247 base hits, including 244 doubles and 225 homers. Texas has walked 518 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,385 times as a team. They have left 945 runners on base and have a team OPS of .759. They tally 5.1 runs per contest and have totaled 770 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 69-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.39, Kendall Graveman has a 5-4 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 101 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 496 batters and walked 197 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.2 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 4.75. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,368 base knocks and 709 earned runs this season. They have given up 197 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 476 hitters and struck out 1,129 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .361. He has 149 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 533 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 121. Khris Davis is hitting .242 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 129 hits in 533 at bats while driving in 102 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Athletics as a team have 1,266 base knocks, including 287 doubles and 222 home runs. Oakland has walked 544 times this season and they have struck out 1,424 times. They have had 1,021 runners left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.61 runs per contest and totaled 700 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +130
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