Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Trevor Cahill
The Texas Rangers head to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to take on the Oakland Athletics. The expected starting pitchers are Ariel Jurado for the Rangers and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +229 and Oakland at -250. The Rangers have a 68-64-9 over/under mark and a 71-70-0 run line record. The Athletics are 75-67-0 against the run line and have a 66-67-9 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 68-64-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 71-70-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 66-67-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 75-67-0 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 61-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.54 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 39 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 477 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 453 hitters and walked 168 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 4.99. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,338 base hits and 694 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 410 batters and struck out 984. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
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 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 138 hits this season in 508 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .457 and an OPS+ of 119. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 115 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .465. The Rangers have 1,163 hits, including 236 doubles and 174 home runs. Texas has walked 507 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,304 times as a unit. They have left 975 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 675 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 85-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Trevor Cahill has a 6-3 record and a 1.16 WHIP this season. He has 92 strikeouts over the 100 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 445 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 536 batters and walked 200 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,159 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 1,087 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 .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .357. He has 144 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 527 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .463 with an OPS+ of 127. Marcus Semien is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 147 hits in 561 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Athletics as a unit have 1,223 base hits, including 288 doubles and 195 homers. Oakland has walked 468 times this year and they have struck out on 1,202 occasions. They have had 959 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.82 runs per game and totaled 684 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -250
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