Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics MLB Tips 7/28/2019
Sunday, July 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Pedro Payano vs. Mike Fiers
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (53-51, 4th in AL West) go to Oakland Coliseum on Sunday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (58-47, 2nd in AL West). The Rangers open this matchup at +166 while the Athletics are priced at -176. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been solid for baseball bettors, having gone 53-51-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 55.2% of the time, going 58-47-0 straight up. The Athletics have been very good for wagerers as a favorite, going 35-24-0 SU. Texas is covering 46.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 35-41-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 49-53-2.
Texas is covering 42.3% of the time away from home, having gone 22-30-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics are covering 60.8% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 31-20-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U bettors, having gone 50-55-0.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/26/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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 53-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Pedro Payano has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.50 and a WHIP of 0.83 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 6 innings pitched and he's given up 3 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 381 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 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 4.98. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 972 base hits and 512 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 895. 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 4.76.
As a team Texas is hitting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 105 hits this season in 373 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .491 and an OPS+ of 121. Elvis Andrus is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 107 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 376 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Rangers have 891 hits, including 202 doubles and 150 home runs. Texas has walked 353 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,044 times as a unit. They have left 675 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 551 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 58-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.57, Mike Fiers has a 9-3 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 81 strikeouts over the 128.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 108 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.94 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 373 batters and walked 153 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 4.12. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 438 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 336 hitters and struck out 807 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 .246, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .352. He has 116 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 117. Matt Chapman is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .355. He has collected 103 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Athletics as a unit have 897 base hits, including 187 doubles and 164 homers. Oakland has walked 353 times this year and they have struck out on 835 occasions. They have had 686 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 538 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -176
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