Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 9/13/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Texas Rangers
Date: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Athletics (-140) Rangers (+130)
Mark Canha and the Oakland Athletics (28-15, 1st in AL West) go to Globe Life Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (15-29, 5th in AL West). The Athletics open this game at -140 while the Rangers are priced at +130. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Frankie Montas and Lance Lynn.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
9/12/2020 Matt Chapman 3B Hip Out for the season
9/12/2020 Stephen Piscotty RF Wrist Probable for Sep 12
9/11/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/3/2020 Daniel Mengden RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/21/2020 Burch Smith RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/11/2020 Willie Calhoun DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Joe Palumbo RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/11/2020 Jose Trevino C Wrist Probable for Sep 12
9/9/2020 Shin-Soo Choo LF Hand Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/9/2020 Danny Santana 1B Elbow Out for the season
9/6/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Hamstring Out for the season
9/5/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Out for the season
9/5/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/13/2020 Edinson Volquez RP Oblique Out for the season
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 28-15 overall record this season. Montas (18-12 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.04 and he has gone up against 1,065 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.15 (113 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.395. He has surrendered 250 hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 92 free passes. Montas has thrown 245 frames and has racked up 239 K's during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.11 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 342 base hits and 149 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 120 batters and struck out 352. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Oakland is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Athletics hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Mark Canha is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .390. He has 34 hits this season in 138 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 121. Matt Olson is hitting .200 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .477. The Athletics have 317 hits, including 65 doubles and 56 home runs. Oakland has walked 180 times so far this season and they have struck out 398 times as a unit. They have left 289 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 15-29 overall mark this year. In his career, Lynn has surrendered 1,290 hits while tallying 1,395 K's in 1,407 innings pitched. He has allowed 553 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.290 and a FIP of 3.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.66 and he has faced 5,964 batters so far in his MLB career. Lynn (103-70 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.54 ERA while giving up 8.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 175 batters and walked 88 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.17. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 351 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 186 hitters and struck out 374 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.91.
As a team, they are batting .215, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .351 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Isiah Kiner-Falefa comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .360. He has 48 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .408 with an OPS+ of 111. Nick Solak is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 42 hits in 157 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .363. The Rangers as a unit have 305 base hits, including 61 doubles and 39 homers. Texas has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 385 occasions. They have had 264 men left on base and have an OPS of .641. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 166 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics (-140)
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