Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brock Burke vs. Sean Manaea
Oakland Coliseum is the venue where Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (92-61, 2nd in AL West) will play the Texas Rangers (74-79, 3rd in AL West) on Saturday. The Rangers open this game at +270 while the Athletics are priced at -305. The O/U opens at 9.
The Rangers have been a good pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 74-79-0 SU. Oakland is covering 60.1% of the time, going 92-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 68-81-4.
The Rangers are covering 41.0% of the time on the road, having gone 32-46-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 65.8% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 50-26-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 69-81-3.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/18/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/18/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/18/2019 Logan Forsythe 1B Ribs Probable for Sep 20
9/18/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Out for the season
9/16/2019 Jeff Mathis C Back Probable for Sep 20
9/12/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/26/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/18/2019 Blake Treinen RP Back Out for the season
9/17/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Out for the season
9/9/2019 Luis Barrera LF Shoulder Out for the season
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 74-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brock Burke has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 26 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 581 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 573 hitters and walked 255 batters. 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 4.93. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,417 base hits and 745 earned runs. They have allowed 224 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 547 batters and struck out 1,288. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.82.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 154 hits this season in 566 at bats with 67 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 75. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 537 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Rangers have 1,294 hits, including 281 doubles and 207 home runs. Texas has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,504 times as a unit. They have left 1,010 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 757 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 92-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.50, Sean Manaea has a 2-0 record and a 0.67 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 6 hits. He's allowing 3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 480 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 567 batters and walked 212 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,280 base knocks and 622 earned runs this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 459 hitters and struck out 1,227 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .338. He has 135 hits this year along with 85 RBI in 551 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .505 with an OPS+ of 126. Marcus Semien is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 177 hits in 625 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Athletics as a unit have 1,310 base hits, including 276 doubles and 246 homers. Oakland has walked 537 times this year and they have struck out on 1,259 occasions. They have had 1,005 men left on base and have an OPS of .777. They have scored 5.29 runs per game and totaled 809 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers (+270)
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