Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-168) Rangers (+155)
Matt Chapman and the Oakland Athletics (20-9, 1st in AL West) head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (10-17, 3rd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at -168 while the Rangers are coming in at +155. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Sean Manaea and Kyle Gibson.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
8/10/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/24/2020 Robinson Chirinos C Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/23/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Calf Probable for Aug 24
8/23/2020 Brett Martin RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/23/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/23/2020 Nick Goody RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/20/2020 Elvis Andrus SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
7/30/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 20-9 overall record this season. Manaea (36-30 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.15 while facing 2,158 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.91 (225 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.210. He has surrendered 491 hits (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 136 free passes. Manaea has taken the hill for 518 innings and has totaled 424 K's during his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.01 and they have given up 90 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the bullpen and they've struck out 126 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 240 base hits and 104 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 242. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team Oakland is hitting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .296. He has 30 hits this season in 117 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 142. Marcus Semien is hitting .202 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .256. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 124 at bats. His OPS+ is 65 while his slugging percentage is at .339. The Athletics have 215 hits, including 43 doubles and 42 home runs. Oakland has walked 123 times so far this season and they have struck out 288 times as a unit. They have left 190 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 10-17 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Gibson has allowed 1,173 hits while he has totaled 865 K's in 1,113 frames. He has allowed 560 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.415 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.15 and he has gone up against 4,815 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Gibson (68-70 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.53 ERA while surrendering 9.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.96 and they have given up 83 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .184 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.18. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 215 base knocks and 135 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 229 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Danny Santana comes into this matchup batting .159 with an OBP of .255. He has 7 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .295 with an OPS+ of 52. Todd Frazier is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 22 hits in 86 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Rangers as a unit have 184 base hits, including 42 doubles and 23 homers. Texas has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 233 occasions. They have had 173 men left on base and have an OPS of .635. They have scored 3.74 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (-168)
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