Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 4/12/2019
Friday, April 12, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Drew Smyly
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Friday, April 12, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Athletics and Drew Smyly for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -119 and Texas at +109. The Athletics have a 7-9-0 over/under record and a 9-7-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 8-4-0 against the run line and have a 6-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 7-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 9-7-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 6-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-4-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/05/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 10-day IL (04/05)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 8-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.56 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 51 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 128 base hits and 65 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 53 batters and struck out 110. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Oakland is hitting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 15 hits this season in 59 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .610 and an OPS+ of 149. Marcus Semien is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 19 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 60 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Athletics have 139 hits, including 21 doubles and 27 home runs. Oakland has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 102 times as a unit. They have left 108 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 78 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.11, Drew Smyly has a 0-1 record and a 2.37 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 14.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 38 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 113 base knocks and 59 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 53 hitters and struck out 87 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.59 while their FIP as a staff is 5.46.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .380 with an OBP of .392. He has 19 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 133. Joey Gallo is hitting .189 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 7 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Rangers as a unit have 92 base hits, including 19 doubles and 15 homers. Texas has walked 46 times this year and they have struck out on 123 occasions. They have had 74 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 58 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +109
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