Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Game Picks 4/22/2019
Monday, April 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Chris Bassitt
The Texas Rangers visit Oakland Coliseum on Monday, April 22, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Chris Bassitt for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +104 and Oakland at -114. The Rangers have a 10-9-0 over/under record and a 12-7-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 12-11-0 against the run line and have a 12-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-9-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 12-7-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 12-11-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-11-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/13/19 2B Rougned Odor Knee 10-day IL (04/13)
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
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
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 11-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.60 and a WHIP of 0.94 this season. He has 22 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 59 hitters and walked 32 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.16. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 177 base hits and 96 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 137. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 5.34.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .355 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 27 hits this season in 76 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .553 and an OPS+ of 141. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .317 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .419. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 63 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Rangers have 153 hits, including 33 doubles and 26 home runs. Texas has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 179 times as a unit. They have left 113 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 105 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 11-12 overall mark this year. Chris Bassitt is expected to make his debut for the A's. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 91 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 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 4.73. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 185 base knocks and 108 earned runs this season. They have given up 28 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 172 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .238 with an OBP of .281. He has 20 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 84 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .607 with an OPS+ of 134. Marcus Semien is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 27 hits in 86 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .488. The Athletics as a unit have 191 base hits, including 32 doubles and 37 homers. Oakland has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 158 occasions. They have had 144 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 106 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -114
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