Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 4/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Sean Manaea
The Texas Rangers head to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Doug Fister for the Rangers and Sean Manaea for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +132 and Oakland at -142. The Rangers have a 2-3-0 over/under mark and a 1-4-0 run line record. The Athletics are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 1-4-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
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 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 1-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Doug Fister had a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.38 last year. He had 83 strikeouts over his 90.1 innings pitched and he gave up 87 hits. He allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.75 and they have given up 21 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 21 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 47 base hits and 25 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 46. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team Texas is hitting .201, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .314 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .271, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .222 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 4 hits this season in 18 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 97. Elvis Andrus is hitting .444 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .524. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 18 at bats. His OPS+ is 255 while his slugging percentage is at .722. The Rangers have 32 hits, including 6 doubles and 4 home runs. Texas has walked 15 times so far this season and they have struck out 51 times as a unit. They have left 33 men on base and have a team OPS of .586. They score 2.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 12 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, Sean Manaea had a 12-10 record and a 1.40 WHIP last season. He had 140 strikeouts over the 158.2 innings he pitched. He also gave up 167 hits. He allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.29 and they have given up 23 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 14 batters and walked 3 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 51 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 4 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 8 hitters and struck out 34 batters. They give up a walk 1.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.10.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .429. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 18 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .722 with an OPS+ of 223. Khris Davis is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 5 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 166 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Athletics as a unit have 41 base hits, including 8 doubles and 4 homers. Oakland has walked 19 times this year and they have struck out on 43 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 3.4 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +132
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