Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 4/14/2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Shelby Miller
The Oakland Athletics visit Globe Life Park on Sunday, April 14, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Shelby Miller for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -133 and Texas at +123. The Athletics have a 9-9-0 over/under record and a 11-7-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 8-5-0 against the run line and have a 7-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 9-9-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 11-7-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 8-5-0 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 10-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 2.50 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 18 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 142 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 129. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
As a team Oakland is hitting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .315. He has 18 hits this season in 68 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .706 and an OPS+ of 169. Marcus Semien is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Athletics have 161 hits, including 25 doubles and 34 home runs. Oakland has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 123 times as a unit. They have left 116 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 94 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 6-7 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.53, Shelby Miller has a 0-1 record and a 3.18 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 15.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 42 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 124 base knocks and 67 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 96 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.58 while their FIP as a staff is 5.42.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 18th in the league. The Rangers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .389 with an OBP of .400. He has 21 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .556 with an OPS+ of 144. Joey Gallo is hitting .171 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 7 hits in 41 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Rangers as a unit have 102 base hits, including 22 doubles and 17 homers. Texas has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 135 occasions. They have had 78 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +123
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