Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Tips 7/27/2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Homer Bailey
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (58-46, 2nd in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (52-51, 4th in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The Athletics open this game at -179 while the Rangers are priced at +169. The total is set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been a decent play for wagerers, having gone 52-51-0 SU. Oakland is covering 55.8% of the time, going 58-46-0 straight up. The Athletics have been strong for wagerers as a favorite, going 35-23-0 SU. Texas has gone 34-41-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 45.3% of the time.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 49-52-2.
The Rangers are covering 41.2% of the time as the away team, having gone 21-30-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 62.0% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 31-19-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over pick for O/U bettors, having gone 50-54-0.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/25/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/25/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
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
7/15/2019 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
7/25/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
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
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 52-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.48 this season. He has 84 strikeouts over his 102.1 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He's allowed 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.86 and they have given up 405 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 376 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 967 base hits and 511 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 356 batters and struck out 882. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 107 hits this season in 376 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 88. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 370 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Rangers have 884 hits, including 200 doubles and 149 home runs. Texas has walked 348 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They have left 668 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 546 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 58-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.42, Homer Bailey has a 8-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 98 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 152 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 876 base knocks and 433 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 331 hitters and struck out 797 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 .247, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .358. He has 103 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 377 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 138. Marcus Semien is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 114 hits in 426 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Athletics as a unit have 892 base hits, including 186 doubles and 164 homers. Oakland has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out on 822 occasions. They have had 680 men left on base and have an OPS of .762. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 536 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -179
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