Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers MLB Tips 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Mike Minor
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (87-60, 2nd in AL West) head to Globe Life Park on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (74-74, 3rd in AL West). The Athletics open this game at -140 while the Rangers are priced at +130. The O/U opens at 10.5.
The Athletics have been very good for baseball wagerers, having gone 87-60-0 SU. The Rangers cover 50.0% of the time, going 74-74-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 66-78-3.
The Athletics cover 54.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 39-33-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 58.3% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 42-30-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a solid Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 66-78-4.
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
9/12/2019 Logan Forsythe 1B Ribs Probable for Sep 13
9/12/2019 Scott Heineman CF Illness Probable for Sep 13
9/12/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/11/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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 87-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 14-4 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 116 strikeouts over his 170 innings pitched and he's given up 157 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 529 hitters and walked 201 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 4.07. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,235 base hits and 601 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 443 batters and struck out 1,158. 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 .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .449 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. Matt Chapman is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 133 hits this season in 529 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .510 and an OPS+ of 128. Marcus Semien is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 169 hits and he has driven in 81 men in 599 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Athletics have 1,258 hits, including 262 doubles and 233 home runs. Oakland has walked 512 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,205 times as a unit. They have left 963 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 773 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 74-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.08, Mike Minor has a 13-8 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 183 strikeouts over the 189.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 164 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 563 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 550 batters and walked 244 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 1,371 base knocks and 710 earned runs this season. They have given up 208 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 525 hitters and struck out 1,244 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 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 18th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .312. He has 149 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 545 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 78. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 136 hits in 518 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Rangers as a unit have 1,257 base hits, including 275 doubles and 202 homers. Texas has walked 486 times this year and they have struck out on 1,454 occasions. They have had 981 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.99 runs per game and totaled 738 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers (+130)
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