Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Point Spread Picks 9/22/2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Tanner Roark
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (93-61, 2nd in AL West) host the Texas Rangers (74-80, 3rd in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, September 22, 2019. The Rangers open this matchup at +170 while the Athletics are coming in at -180. The over/under is set at 9.
The Rangers have been hot and cold for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 74-80-0 SU. Oakland covers 60.4% of the time, going 93-61-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a pretty good Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 68-82-4.
The Rangers are covering 40.5% of the time away from home, having gone 32-47-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 66.2% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 51-26-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a pretty good Over play for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 69-82-3.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/20/2019 Logan Forsythe 1B Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/20/2019 Jeff Mathis C Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/20/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Out for the season
9/20/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/20/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 29
9/18/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Out for the season
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
9/20/2019 Lou Trivino RP Oblique Probable for Sep 21
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 74-80 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 14-11 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 224 strikeouts over his 195.2 innings pitched and he's given up 186 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 583 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 577 hitters and walked 259 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,425 base hits and 753 earned runs. They have allowed 226 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 555 batters and struck out 1,295. They have walked 3.7 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 4.84.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 143 hits this season in 540 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 106. Elvis Andrus is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 154 hits and he has driven in 67 men in 569 at bats. His OPS+ is 75 while his slugging percentage is at .383. The Rangers have 1,296 hits, including 281 doubles and 207 home runs. Texas has walked 501 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,511 times as a unit. They have left 1,010 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 757 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 93-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.12, Tanner Roark has a 10-8 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 152 strikeouts over the 157.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 167 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.35. 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 569 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 4.01. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,282 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 1,234 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 4.35.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 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .364. He has 178 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 630 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 137. Matt Chapman is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 135 hits in 554 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Athletics as a unit have 1,318 base hits, including 278 doubles and 248 homers. Oakland has walked 545 times this year and they have struck out on 1,266 occasions. They have had 1,013 men left on base and have an OPS of .778. They have scored 5.31 runs per game and totaled 817 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers (+170)
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