Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 6/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Bartolo Colon
The Oakland Athletics head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at -130 and Texas at +120. The Athletics have a 27-29-4 over/under mark and a 28-32-0 run line record. The Rangers are 27-35-0 against the run line and have a 29-29-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 27-29-4 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 28-32-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 29-29-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 27-35-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
06/04/18 RF Matt Joyce Back missed last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Texas Rangers
05/27/18 P Santiago Casilla Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 P Brett Anderson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
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 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
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
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 31-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 0.97 this year. He has 48 strikeouts over his 74.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 509 base hits and 234 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 164 batters and struck out 450. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Oakland is hitting .240, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 69 hits this season in 233 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 133. Marcus Semien is hitting .262 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 244 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .377. The Athletics have 495 hits, including 112 doubles and 75 home runs. Oakland has walked 196 times so far this season and they have struck out 537 times as a unit. They have left 398 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 269 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 25-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.21, Bartolo Colon has a 2-3 record and a 1.03 WHIP this season. He has 44 strikeouts over the 66.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 60 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 192 batters and walked 74 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 586 base knocks and 290 earned runs this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 178 hitters and struck out 459 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .388 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .367. He has 61 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 229 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 114. Nomar Mazara is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 63 hits in 230 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Rangers as a unit have 471 base hits, including 104 doubles and 68 homers. Texas has walked 209 times this year and they have struck out on 603 occasions. They have had 408 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 255 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -130
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