Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 4/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. Cole Hamels
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
Oakland opens at -109 while Texas opens at -101. The Athletics have a 12-9-1 over/under record and a 9-13-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 9-14-0 against the run line and have a 11-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 12-9-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 9-13-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 11-11-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 9-14-0 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
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
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)
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 11-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.82 and a WHIP of 1.53 this year. He has 17 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 88 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 65 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 204 base hits and 97 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 162. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Oakland is hitting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 33 hits this season in 94 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .606 and an OPS+ of 181. Matt Chapman is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Athletics have 207 hits, including 44 doubles and 28 home runs. Oakland has walked 82 times so far this season and they have struck out 203 times as a unit. They have left 164 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.18 runs per contest and have scored a total of 114 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 8-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.76, Cole Hamels has a 1-3 record and a 1.45 WHIP this season. He has 34 strikeouts over the 28.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 80 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 224 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 186 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 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .375 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .300 with an OBP of .366. He has 24 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 80 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 113. Nomar Mazara is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 25 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Rangers as a unit have 179 base hits, including 38 doubles and 24 homers. Texas has walked 74 times this year and they have struck out on 208 occasions. They have had 164 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.65 runs per game and totaled 84 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -101
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