Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Frankie Montas vs. Drew Smyly
Nomar Mazara and the Texas Rangers (32-29, 2nd in AL West) host the Oakland Athletics (32-31, 3rd in AL West) at Globe Life Park on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Athletics open this matchup at -149 while the Rangers are priced at +139. The total opens at 11.
The Athletics have been pretty good for bettors, having gone 32-31-0 SU. Texas covers 52.5% of the time, going 32-29-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a very good bet for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 22-16-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 45.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 19-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 31-32-0.
The Athletics are covering 46.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 14-16-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 66.7% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 22-11-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 30-30-1.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
6/7/2019 Chris Herrmann C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/7/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/6/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
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
6/7/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/7/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/7/2019 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Probable for Jun 8
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
6/4/2019 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
5/22/2019 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 32-31 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 69 strikeouts over his 70 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 231 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 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 4.22. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 529 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 492. They have walked 3.4 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 4.44.
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 .320, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 64 hits this season in 242 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .529 and an OPS+ of 136. Marcus Semien is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 256 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Athletics have 549 hits, including 109 doubles and 97 home runs. Oakland has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 503 times as a unit. They have left 434 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 315 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 32-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.93, Drew Smyly has a 1-4 record and a 1.86 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 260 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 221 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 4.88. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 581 base knocks and 295 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 507 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 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Rangers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th 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 .319. He has 58 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 219 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 94. 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 539 base hits, including 122 doubles and 89 homers. Texas has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 588 occasions. They have had 408 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.62 runs per game and totaled 343 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +139
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