Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers 7/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Cahill vs. Bartolo Colon
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Trevor Cahill for the Athletics and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
Oakland opens at -132 while Texas opens at +122. The Athletics have a 50-44-8 over/under record and a 52-50-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 49-53-0 against the run line and have a 47-48-7 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 50-44-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 52-50-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 47-48-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 49-53-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
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 59-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.95 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 55 strikeouts over his 58 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He's allowed 6.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 363 hitters and walked 142 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 851 base hits and 412 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 296 batters and struck out 762. 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 4.27.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 103 hits this season in 409 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .369 and an OPS+ of 91. Jed Lowrie is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 378 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Athletics have 869 hits, including 195 doubles and 139 home runs. Oakland has walked 336 times so far this season and they have struck out 878 times as a unit. They have left 680 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 42-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.85, Bartolo Colon has a 5-8 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 64 strikeouts over the 111.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 320 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 974 base knocks and 492 earned runs this season. They have given up 134 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 297 hitters and struck out 726 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 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th 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 105 hits in 366 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Rangers as a unit have 817 base hits, including 162 doubles and 119 homers. Texas has walked 366 times this year and they have struck out on 963 occasions. They have had 706 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.44 runs per game and totaled 453 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +122
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