Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 7/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 28, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Andrew Cashner
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers on Friday, July 28, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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Baltimore opens at +118 while Texas opens at -128. The Orioles have a 54-44-3 over/under record and a 47-54-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 56-45-0 against the run line and have a 46-53-2 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-44-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-54-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 46-53-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 56-45-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/24/17 P Tyson Ross Blister 10-day DL (07/24)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 48-53 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 7.01 and a WHIP of 1.94. He has 44 strikeouts over his 60.1 innings pitched and he's given up 87 hits. He allows 13 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 322 hitters and walked 132 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 988 base hits and 510 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 755. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 5.04.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Mark Trumbo is hitting .243 with an on-base percentage of .304. He has 97 hits this season in 399 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 91. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .303 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 373 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .550. The Orioles have 903 hits, including 165 doubles and 143 home runs. Baltimore has walked 258 times so far this season and they have struck out 877 times as a unit. They have left 657 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 467 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 49-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.64, Andrew Cashner has a 5-8 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 94 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 90 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 301 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 901 base knocks and 449 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 725 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .322. He has 83 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 341 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 92. Elvis Andrus is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 114 hits in 398 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Rangers as a unit have 807 base hits, including 151 doubles and 154 homers. Texas has walked 336 times this year and they have struck out on 913 occasions. They have had 605 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 498 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -128
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