Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 4/13/2019
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Adrian Sampson
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, April 13, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Athletics and Adrian Sampson for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -124 and Texas at +114. The Athletics have a 8-9-0 over/under record and a 10-7-0 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 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 10-7-0 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 9-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.87 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 20.1 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.8 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 4.13. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 132 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 18 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 117. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Oakland is hitting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 21 hits this season in 65 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 153. Khris Davis is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 64 at bats. His OPS+ is 169 while his slugging percentage is at .688. The Athletics have 150 hits, including 23 doubles and 32 home runs. Oakland has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 114 times as a unit. They have left 113 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 86 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.86, Adrian Sampson has a 0-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 9.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. 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 20th 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 11th 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 5.45.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 18th in the league. The Rangers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Joey Gallo comes into this matchup batting .189 with an OBP of .362. He has 7 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .541 with an OPS+ of 132. Elvis Andrus is hitting .380 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 19 hits in 50 at bats while driving in 7 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .500. 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 +114
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