Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 6/7/2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Lance Lynn
Nomar Mazara and the Texas Rangers (31-28, 2nd in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (30-31, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Friday, June 7, 2019. The Athletics open this game at -105 while the Rangers are priced at -115. The over/under opens at 10.5.
The Athletics have been a hot and cold bet for MLB bettors, having gone 30-31-0 SU. Texas is covering 52.5% of the time, going 31-28-0 straight up. The Rangers have been a very good option for bettors as favorites, going 12-5-0 SU. Oakland is covering 34.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-15-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 30-31-0.
Oakland is covering 42.9% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-16-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas is covering 67.7% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 21-10-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a pretty good Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 30-28-1.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/4/2019 Brett Anderson SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/1/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
5/27/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/26/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
2/19/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/6/2019 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Probable for Jun 6
6/4/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
6/2/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/31/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/30/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/29/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/29/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/26/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
4/1/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 30-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.95 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 510 base hits and 266 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 480. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 18th in the league. The Athletics hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 64 hits this season in 234 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .547 and an OPS+ of 142. Marcus Semien is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 246 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .402. The Athletics have 530 hits, including 106 doubles and 94 home runs. Oakland has walked 211 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 419 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 303 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 31-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Lance Lynn has a 7-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 74 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 78 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 214 batters and walked 105 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 563 base knocks and 288 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 226 hitters and struck out 486 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .322. He has 56 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 211 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .445 with an OPS+ of 96. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 64 hits in 217 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .539. The Rangers as a unit have 521 base hits, including 121 doubles and 87 homers. Texas has walked 217 times this year and they have struck out on 576 occasions. They have had 395 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.69 runs per game and totaled 336 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -115
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