Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 4/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kendall Graveman vs. Doug Fister
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kendall Graveman for the Athletics and Doug Fister for the Rangers.
Oakland opens at -105 while Texas opens at -105. The Athletics have a 13-9-1 over/under record and a 10-13-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 9-15-0 against the run line and have a 12-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 13-9-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 10-13-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 12-11-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 9-15-0 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 12-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kendall Graveman has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 10.07 and a WHIP of 1.88 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 35 hits. He's allowed 14.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.78 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 68 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 101 earned runs. They have allowed 31 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 50 batters and struck out 171. They have walked 2.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.26.
As a team Oakland is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Athletics hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .357 with an on-base percentage of .411. He has 35 hits this season in 98 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 184. Matt Chapman is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 161 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Athletics have 221 hits, including 47 doubles and 29 home runs. Oakland has walked 89 times so far this season and they have struck out 207 times as a unit. They have left 174 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 123 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 8-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Doug Fister has a 1-2 record and a 1.61 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 13.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 11.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 82 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 238 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 81 hitters and struck out 190 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .361. He has 25 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 84 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 112. Nomar Mazara is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 25 hits in 85 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Rangers as a unit have 186 base hits, including 41 doubles and 25 homers. Texas has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 217 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .682. They have scored 3.67 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -105
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