Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 9/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Chris Bassitt
The Texas Rangers visit Oakland Coliseum on Friday, September 7, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers and Chris Bassitt for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +170 and Oakland at -180. The Rangers have a 67-64-9 over/under record and a 71-69-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 74-67-0 against the run line and have a 65-67-9 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 67-64-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 71-69-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 65-67-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 74-67-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
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)
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)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/29/18 P Brett Anderson Forearm 10-day DL (08/29)
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
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 60-day DL (07/07)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 61-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 5.97 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 43 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 78 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 448 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,328 base hits and 687 earned runs. They have allowed 195 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 403 batters and struck out 976. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 114 hits this season in 422 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 106. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .383. He has totaled 138 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 505 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Rangers have 1,155 hits, including 233 doubles and 173 home runs. Texas has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,296 times as a unit. They have left 967 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 671 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 84-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.19, Chris Bassitt has a 2-3 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 36.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 34 hits. He's allowing 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.28 and they have given up 437 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 196 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,151 base knocks and 536 earned runs this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 410 hitters and struck out 1,079 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .322. He has 145 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 559 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .383 with an OPS+ of 96. Jed Lowrie is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 144 hits in 523 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Athletics as a unit have 1,213 base hits, including 288 doubles and 192 homers. Oakland has walked 461 times this year and they have struck out on 1,194 occasions. They have had 949 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 676 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +170
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