Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 7/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. Martin Perez
The Oakland Athletics head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Edwin Jackson for the Athletics and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at -111 and Texas at +101. The Athletics have a 49-44-8 over/under mark and a 51-50-0 run line record. The Rangers are 49-52-0 against the run line and have a 46-48-7 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 49-44-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 51-50-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 46-48-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 49-52-0 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
07/23/18 3B Joey Gallo Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Oakland Athletics
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 58-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.93 and a WHIP of 0.95 this year. He has 23 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's given up 21 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 358 hitters and walked 140 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 842 base hits and 407 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 292 batters and struck out 754. 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 .247, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 102 hits this season in 403 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .370 and an OPS+ of 91. Jed Lowrie is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 373 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Athletics have 858 hits, including 193 doubles and 135 home runs. Oakland has walked 328 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 672 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 475 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 42-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.05, Martin Perez has a 2-4 record and a 2.08 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 34.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He allows 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 314 batters and walked 118 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 480 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 289 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .398 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 .287 this season and he has an OBP of .402. He has collected 104 hits in 362 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Rangers as a unit have 808 base hits, including 160 doubles and 116 homers. Texas has walked 362 times this year and they have struck out on 955 occasions. They have had 702 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 443 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -111
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