Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Cole Hamels
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers on Monday, July 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
Oakland opens at -105 while Texas opens at -105. The Athletics have a 47-44-8 over/under record and a 50-49-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 48-51-0 against the run line and have a 45-47-7 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 47-44-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 50-49-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 45-47-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 48-51-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/20/18 RF Nomar Mazara Thumb 10-day DL (07/17)
07/05/18 P Chris Martin Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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 56-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.86 this year. He has 12 strikeouts over his 23.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 13.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 354 hitters and walked 138 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 825 base hits and 399 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 289 batters and struck out 739. They have walked 2.9 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 4.25.
As a team Oakland is hitting .245, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 100 hits this season in 396 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 90. Jed Lowrie is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 368 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Athletics have 832 hits, including 186 doubles and 127 home runs. Oakland has walked 318 times so far this season and they have struck out 856 times as a unit. They have left 658 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 41-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, Cole Hamels has a 5-8 record and a 1.34 WHIP this season. He has 109 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 309 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 940 base knocks and 465 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 280 hitters and struck out 704 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .332. He has 96 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 353 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 105. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .291 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 104 hits in 358 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Rangers as a unit have 793 base hits, including 158 doubles and 113 homers. Texas has walked 356 times this year and they have struck out on 940 occasions. They have had 691 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 435 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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