Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Tips 7/26/2019
Friday, July 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Daniel Mengden
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (51-51, 4th in AL West) head to Oakland Coliseum on Friday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (58-45, 2nd in AL West). The Rangers open this matchup at +108 while the Athletics are coming in at -118. The over/under is set at 9.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold play for MLB wagerers, having gone 51-51-0 SU. Oakland covers 56.3% of the time, going 58-45-0 straight up. The Athletics have been a very good choice for wagerers as a favorite, going 35-22-0 SU. Texas has gone 33-41-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 44.6% of the time.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 48-52-2.
The Rangers cover 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 20-30-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland covers 63.3% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 31-18-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 49-54-0.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/24/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/24/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
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
7/22/2019 Brett Anderson SP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
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
7/2/2019 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 51-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 12-6 record with an earned run average of 3.93 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 152 strikeouts over his 135 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 374 hitters and walked 168 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 964 base hits and 508 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 351 batters and struck out 874. 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 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 103 hits this season in 365 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 122. Elvis Andrus is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 372 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .422. The Rangers have 871 hits, including 198 doubles and 148 home runs. Texas has walked 345 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,029 times as a unit. They have left 663 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 58-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.65, Daniel Mengden has a 5-1 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 335 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 367 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 863 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 328 hitters and struck out 792 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 .248, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .349. He has 113 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 423 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 116. Matt Chapman is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 103 hits in 374 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .540. The Athletics as a unit have 889 base hits, including 185 doubles and 164 homers. Oakland has walked 345 times this year and they have struck out on 814 occasions. They have had 676 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 533 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -118
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