Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. A.J. Griffin
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Justin Verlander for the Tigers and A.J. Griffin for the Rangers.
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Detroit opens at -113 while Texas opens at +103. The Tigers have a 63-48-6 over/under record and a 57-60-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 65-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-63-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 63-48-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 57-60-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-63-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 65-51-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/14/17 P Michael Fulmer Elbow 10-day DL (08/01); expected to start Monday vs. Texas Rangers
08/13/17 2B Ian Kinsler Hand "?" Monday vs. Texas Rangers
08/13/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back "?" Monday vs. Texas Rangers
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 53-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 3.97 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 142 strikeouts over his 145 innings pitched and he's given up 134 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 320 hitters and walked 154 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 4.97. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up ,1097 base hits and 569 earned runs. They have allowed 153 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 379 batters and struck out ,867. 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 4.62.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Tigers hold a .426 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 .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 83 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Tigers have ,1039 hits, including 210 doubles and 136 home runs. Detroit has walked 399 times so far this season and they have struck out ,947 times as a unit. They have left ,804 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 567 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 56-60 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 4.38 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 346 batters and walked 160 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 4.44. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1005 base knocks and 508 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 392 hitters and struck out ,818 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 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .333. He has 136 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 461 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .477 with an OPS+ of 110. Nomar Mazara is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 97 hits in 390 at bats while driving in 72 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .421. The Rangers as a unit have ,933 base hits, including 175 doubles and 178 homers. Texas has walked 380 times this year and they have struck out on ,1060 occasions. They have had ,709 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 569 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -113
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