Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Game Picks 7/25/2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Brett Anderson
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (58-44, 2nd in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (51-50, 4th in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The line on this game has the Rangers coming in at +174 and the Athletics are at -185. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been a solid option for bettors, having gone 51-50-0 SU. Oakland is covering 56.9% of the time, going 58-44-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a great option for baseball bettors as favorites, going 35-22-0 SU. Texas is covering 44.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 33-41-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a good Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 48-51-2.
Texas is covering 40.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 20-29-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 63.3% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 31-18-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a good Under play for O/U wagerers, having gone 49-53-0.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/24/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Probable for Jul 24
7/23/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/22/2019 Shawn Kelley RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/16/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/13/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/12/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
7/24/2019 Jharel Cotton RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/20/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/16/2019 Nick Hundley C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/2/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 51-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.45 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 371 hitters and walked 167 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.04. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 956 base hits and 504 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 349 batters and struck out 866. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team Texas is hitting .249, good for 18th in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 107 hits this season in 368 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 92. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .283 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 361 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .499. The Rangers have 862 hits, including 197 doubles and 147 home runs. Texas has walked 345 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,020 times as a unit. They have left 658 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 532 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 58-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.82, Brett Anderson has a 9-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 115.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 111 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 365 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 857 base knocks and 418 earned runs this season. They have given up 119 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 783 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .363. He has 103 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 370 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 142. Marcus Semien is hitting .267 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 112 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Athletics as a unit have 883 base hits, including 185 doubles and 164 homers. Oakland has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out on 800 occasions. They have had 670 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 531 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics -185
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