Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Joe Palumbo
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (31-31, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Globe Life Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Texas Rangers (32-28, 2nd in AL West). The odds on this contest have the Athletics priced at +140 and the Rangers are at -150. The total opens at 9.5.
The Athletics have been a dicey pick for MLB bettors, having gone 31-31-0 SU. The Rangers cover 53.3% of the time, going 32-28-0 straight up. The Rangers have been bad for Las Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers as favorites, going 13-5-0 SU. Oakland has went 9-15-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 37.5% of the time.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a good Under bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 31-31-0.
Oakland covers 44.8% of the time on the road, having gone 13-16-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 68.8% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 22-10-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a dicey Under bet for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 30-29-1.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/6/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
6/4/2019 Brett Anderson SP Oblique Probable for Jun 7
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 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Probable for Jun 7
6/6/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/6/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/6/2019 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Probable for Jun 7
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
5/30/2019 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
5/26/2019 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 31-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 229 hitters and walked 104 batters. 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 4.24. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 519 base hits and 270 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 220 batters and struck out 485. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Oakland is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 65 hits this season in 251 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .398 and an OPS+ of 105. Matt Chapman is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 238 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Athletics have 539 hits, including 107 doubles and 95 home runs. Oakland has walked 217 times so far this season and they have struck out 493 times as a unit. They have left 428 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 310 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 32-28 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 219 batters and walked 106 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 571 base knocks and 291 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 228 hitters and struck out 497 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .381. He has 64 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 217 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .539 with an OPS+ of 135. Nomar Mazara is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 56 hits in 215 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .437. The Rangers as a unit have 529 base hits, including 122 doubles and 88 homers. Texas has walked 219 times this year and they have struck out on 581 occasions. They have had 399 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 340 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -150
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