Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 4/24/2019
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Drew Smyly vs. Aaron Brooks
The Texas Rangers visit Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Drew Smyly for the Rangers and Aaron Brooks for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +133 and Oakland at -143. The Rangers have a 11-10-0 over/under record and a 13-8-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 13-12-0 against the run line and have a 13-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 13-8-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 13-12-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 13-12-0 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
04/22/19 P Brett Anderson Ankle left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
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 12-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 7.80 and a WHIP of 1.93 this season. He has 19 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.06 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 63 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 195 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 148. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.53 and their FIP as a unit is 5.59.
As a team Texas is hitting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .329 with an on-base percentage of .440. He has 23 hits this season in 70 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 158. Elvis Andrus is hitting .354 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .404. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 82 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Rangers have 169 hits, including 38 doubles and 28 home runs. Texas has walked 80 times so far this season and they have struck out 198 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 117 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 12-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.32, Aaron Brooks has a 2-2 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 86 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 104 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 204 base knocks and 113 earned runs this season. They have given up 29 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 194 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .377. He has 29 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 94 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 133. Khris Davis is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 22 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .589. The Athletics as a unit have 205 base hits, including 35 doubles and 38 homers. Oakland has walked 73 times this year and they have struck out on 169 occasions. They have had 154 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 116 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +133
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