Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Andrew Triggs
The Texas Rangers head to Oakland Coliseum on Monday, April 2, 2018 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Andrew Triggs for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +131 and Oakland at -141. The Rangers had a 73-83-6 over/under mark and a 88-74-0 run line record last year. The Athletics were 84-78-0 against the run line and had a 84-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers were 73-83-6 against the over/under last year
The Texas Rangers were 88-74-0 against the run line last season
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics were 84-73-5 against the over/under last year
The Oakland Athletics were 84-78-0 against the run line last season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
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 Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
03/26/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Tony Barnette Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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)
03/26/18 LF Renato Nunez Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Dull Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers had a 78-84 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon had a 7-14 record with an earned run average of 6.48 and a WHIP of 1.59. He had 89 strikeouts over his 143 innings pitched and he gave up 192 hits. He allowed 12.1 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 5.21. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.76 and they gave up 539 base hits on the year. Teams hit .265 against the bullpen and they struck out 467 hitters while walking 227 batters. As a team, Texas allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They were 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Rangers pitchers collectively gave up 1,443 base hits and 742 earned runs last year. They allowed 214 home runs last season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff walked 559 batters and struck out 1,107. They walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit was 4.88.
As a team Texas hit .244, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers held a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which was good for 18th in baseball. They ranked 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Adrian Beltre hit .312 with an on-base percentage of .383 last year. He had 106 hits last season in 340 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 135. Elvis Andrus hit .297 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .337. He totaled 191 hits and he drove in 88 men in 643 at bats. His OPS+ was 108 while his slugging percentage was at .471. The Rangers had 1,326 hits last season, including 255 doubles and 237 home runs. Texas walked 544 times last year and they struck out 1,493 times as a unit. They left 1,015 men on base and had a team OPS of .750. They scored 4.93 runs per contest and scored a total of 799 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland had a 75-87 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.27, Andrew Triggs had a 5-6 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He had 50 strikeouts over the 65.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 68 hits. He allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.47. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.57 and they gave up 529 base hits on the year. Teams hit .247 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers struck out 527 batters and walked 204 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They were 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Athletics pitchers as a team surrendered 1,444 base knocks and 743 earned runs last season. They gave up 210 home runs last year, which ranked 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff walked 502 hitters and struck out 1,202 batters. They gave up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they struck out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.36 while their FIP as a staff was 4.57.
As a team, they batted .246, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics held a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which was good for 20th in baseball. They ranked 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup after batting .277 with an OBP of .360 last season. He had 157 hits last year along with 69 RBI in 567 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 119. Khris Davis hit .247 last season and he had an OBP of .336. He collected 140 hits in 566 at bats while driving in 110 runs. He had an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Athletics as a unit had 1,344 base hits last season, including 305 doubles and 234 homers. Oakland walked 565 times last year and they struck out on 1,491 occasions. They left 1,075 men on base and had an OPS of .755. They scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 739 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +131
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