Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Point Spread Picks 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Brock Burke
Globe Life Park is the venue where Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (73-74, 3rd in AL West) will take on the Oakland Athletics (86-60, 2nd in AL West) on Friday. The Athletics open this matchup at -170 while the Rangers are coming in at +160. The over/under is set at 11.
The Athletics have been a very good pick for MLB bettors, having gone 86-60-0 SU. Texas covers 49.7% of the time, going 73-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 66-77-3.
Oakland covers 53.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 38-33-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 57.8% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 41-30-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a solid Over bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 66-77-4.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/9/2019 Luis Barrera LF Shoulder Out for the season
9/4/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/11/2019 Logan Forsythe 1B Ribs Probable for Sep 12
9/11/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/11/2019 Scott Heineman CF Achilles Probable for Sep 12
9/1/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/26/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 86-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 10-5 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 523 hitters and walked 197 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,229 base hits and 599 earned runs. They have allowed 185 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 436 batters and struck out 1,148. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 167 hits this season in 595 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 134. Matt Chapman is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 525 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Athletics have 1,252 hits, including 261 doubles and 232 home runs. Oakland has walked 510 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,188 times as a unit. They have left 958 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 770 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 73-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Brock Burke has a 0-1 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 23 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 560 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 546 batters and walked 242 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,361 base knocks and 706 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 520 hitters and struck out 1,239 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .365. He has 136 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 518 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 106. Elvis Andrus is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 148 hits in 540 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 78 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Rangers as a unit have 1,246 base hits, including 273 doubles and 200 homers. Texas has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out on 1,446 occasions. They have had 973 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.98 runs per game and totaled 732 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-170)
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