Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 8/14/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Monday, August 14, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. A.J. Griffin
The Detroit Tigers visit Globe Life Park on Monday, August 14, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +117 and Texas at -127. The Tigers have a 62-48-6 over/under record and a 57-59-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 64-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-62-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 62-48-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 57-59-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-62-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 64-51-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/13/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back injured last game, is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
08/03/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 10-day DL (08/01)
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/12/17 P Cole Hamels Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 53-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 3.59 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 100 strikeouts over his 140.1 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 368 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 318 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 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 4.96. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up ,1090 base hits and 563 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out ,860. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 8th in the league. The Tigers hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 94 hits this season in 372 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .406 and an OPS+ of 99. Justin Upton is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 399 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Tigers have ,1029 hits, including 208 doubles and 136 home runs. Detroit has walked 396 times so far this season and they have struck out ,936 times as a unit. They have left ,792 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 563 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 56-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, A.J. Griffin has a 5-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 50 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 346 batters and walked 159 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered ,999 base knocks and 506 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 390 hitters and struck out ,814 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .334. He has 136 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 458 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 96 hits in 387 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Rangers as a unit have ,926 base hits, including 174 doubles and 177 homers. Texas has walked 375 times this year and they have struck out on ,1051 occasions. They have had ,700 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.94 runs per game and totaled 568 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers -127 and over 3 total runs
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