Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Sean Manaea
The Texas Rangers visit O.co Coliseum on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Miguel Gonzalez for the Rangers and Sean Manaea for the Athletics.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +135 and Oakland at -145. The Rangers have a 69-77-6 over/under record and a 85-67-0 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 69-77-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 85-67-0 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
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)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
09/18/17 P Jharel Cotton Groin "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 76-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez has a 8-11 record with an earned run average of 4.75 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 90 strikeouts over his 144 innings pitched and he's given up 158 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 494 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 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,341 base hits and 684 earned runs. They have allowed 200 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 534 batters and struck out 1,039. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 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 .435 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 97. Elvis Andrus is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 182 hits and he has driven in 86 men in 605 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Rangers have 1,254 base hits, including 245 doubles and 227 homers. Texas has walked 520 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,398 times as a team. They have left 951 runners on base and have a team OPS of .758. They tally 5.09 runs per contest and have totaled 774 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 69-83 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.56, Sean Manaea has a 11-10 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 134 strikeouts over the 152 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 164 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. 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 4.57.
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 120. 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 124 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +135
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