Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (+160) Athletics (-170)
Mark Canha and the Oakland Athletics (6-4, 1st in AL West) play the Texas Rangers (3-5, 3rd in AL West) at Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday. The line on this matchup has the Rangers priced at +160 and the Athletics are at -170. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Kyle Gibson and Sean Manaea.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/2/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
8/2/2020 Rougned Odor 2B Oblique Probable for Aug 4
8/2/2020 Danny Santana CF Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
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
7/24/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/4/2020 Jordan Weems RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/21/2020 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 3-5 overall record this season. Gibson has taken the mound for 1,092 frames and has totaled 849 punchouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.50 (546 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.412. He has surrendered 1,147 base knocks (9.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 395 free passes. Gibson (67-69 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.34 while he has faced 4,716 opposing batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 34 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Texas allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 56 base hits and 33 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 69. They have walked 5.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Texas is hitting .195, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.3 hits per game. Joey Gallo is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 9 hits this season in 29 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .724 and an OPS+ of 225. Todd Frazier is hitting .192 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 26 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .385. The Rangers have 50 hits, including 11 doubles and 8 home runs. Texas has walked 34 times so far this season and they have struck out 67 times as a unit. They have left 57 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 27 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 6-4 overall mark this year. Manaea (35-30 career mark) has a 3.83 earned run average while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.12 and he has faced 2,087 hitters during his pro baseball career. So far in his career, Manaea has surrendered 470 hits while earning 409 K's in 503 innings pitched. He has conceded 214 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.195 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.70 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 47 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.07. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 77 base knocks and 31 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 28 hitters and struck out 90 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 2.77.
As a team, they are batting .204, good for 26th in the league. The Athletics hold a .323 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Mark Canha comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .474. He has 8 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 27 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 180. Marcus Semien is hitting .205 this season and he has an OBP of .239. He has collected 9 hits in 44 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 49 and a slugging percentage of .273. The Athletics as a unit have 65 base hits, including 10 doubles and 8 homers. Oakland has walked 45 times this year and they have struck out on 98 occasions. They have had 66 men left on base and have an OPS of .638. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 41 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (-170)
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