Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. Cole Hamels
The Detroit Tigers head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Detroit at +171 and Texas at -181. The Tigers have a 63-49-6 over/under mark and a 57-61-0 run line record. The Rangers are 66-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-64-3 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 63-49-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 57-61-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-64-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 66-51-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
08/14/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Back "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/14/17 CF Carlos Gomez Illness "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
08/14/17 RF Shin-Soo Choo Soreness "?" Tuesday vs. Detroit Tigers
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 53-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 6.69 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 67 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 321 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.98. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 1,108 base hits and 575 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 382 batters and struck out 870. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 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 .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 9th 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 .366. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 406 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Tigers have 1,048 hits, including 210 doubles and 137 home runs. Detroit has walked 401 times so far this season and they have struck out 954 times as a unit. They have left 812 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 569 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 57-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Cole Hamels has a 7-1 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 70 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 351 batters and walked 161 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 4.42. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,014 base knocks and 510 earned runs this season. They have given up 156 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 825 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 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .335. He has 137 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 464 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 100 hits in 394 at bats while driving in 73 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .424. The Rangers as a unit have 944 base hits, including 176 doubles and 179 homers. Texas has walked 383 times this year and they have struck out on 1,063 occasions. They have had 714 men left on base and have an OPS of .748. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 575 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +171
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