Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 4/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Kendall Graveman
The Texas Rangers head to Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -107 and Oakland at -103. The Rangers have a 2-2-0 over/under mark and a 1-3-0 run line record. The Athletics are 1-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-1-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 1-3-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 1-3-0 against the run line
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 have a 1-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels had a 11-6 record with an earned run average of 4.20 and a WHIP of 1.20 last year. He had 105 strikeouts over his 148 innings pitched and he gave up 125 hits. He allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.48 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 18 hitters and walked 8 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 38 base hits and 22 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 17 batters and struck out 39. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .202, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .214 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 3 hits this season in 14 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .429 and an OPS+ of 112. Elvis Andrus is hitting .538 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .625. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 13 at bats. His OPS+ is 341 while his slugging percentage is at .923. The Rangers have 25 hits, including 6 doubles and 4 home runs. Texas has walked 11 times so far this season and they have struck out 40 times as a unit. They have left 22 men on base and have a team OPS of .615. They score 2.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 11 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 1-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Kendall Graveman had a 6-4 record and a 1.39 WHIP last season. He had 70 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 114 hits. He allowed 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.87 and they have given up 20 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .299 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 10 batters and walked 1 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 10.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.74. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 44 base knocks and 20 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 4 hitters and struck out 23 batters. They give up a walk 0.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 5.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 16th in the league. The Athletics hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .412. He has 4 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 14 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 181. Khris Davis is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .412. He has collected 4 hits in 14 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 199 and a slugging percentage of .643. The Athletics as a unit have 32 base hits, including 6 doubles and 3 homers. Oakland has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 36 occasions. They have had 32 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 3.5 runs per game and totaled 14 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -107
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