Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 4/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 23, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Matt Moore
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers on Monday, April 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Matt Moore for the Rangers.
Oakland opens at -112 while Texas opens at +102. The Athletics have a 12-8-1 over/under record and a 8-13-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 8-14-0 against the run line and have a 10-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 12-8-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 8-13-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-11-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-14-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/17/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 10-day DL (04/15)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/11/18 P Doug Fister Hip 10-day DL (04/10)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 10-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.00 this year. He has 8 strikeouts over his 7 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 60 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 198 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 47 batters and struck out 152. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Oakland is hitting .268, good for 2nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .346, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .367 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 33 hits this season in 90 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .633 and an OPS+ of 194. Matt Chapman is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 78 at bats. His OPS+ is 167 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Athletics have 198 hits, including 42 doubles and 27 home runs. Oakland has walked 81 times so far this season and they have struck out 197 times as a unit. They have left 160 men on base and have a team OPS of .788. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 7-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.59, Matt Moore has a 1-3 record and a 1.71 WHIP this season. He has 15 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 213 base knocks and 103 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 71 hitters and struck out 177 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .426. He has 17 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 52 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 150. Nomar Mazara is hitting .312 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 24 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Rangers as a unit have 171 base hits, including 35 doubles and 22 homers. Texas has walked 71 times this year and they have struck out on 204 occasions. They have had 159 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 77 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +102
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