Texas Rangers at Atlanta Braves 9/4/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. R.A. Dickey
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta Braves on Monday, September 4, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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Texas opens at +105 while Atlanta opens at -115. The Rangers have a 60-70-4 over/under record and a 75-59-0 run line mark. The Braves are 69-64-0 against the run line and have a 68-61-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 60-70-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 75-59-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 68-61-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 69-64-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (09/01)
08/21/17 P Matt Bush Knee 10-day DL (08/21)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/02/17 P Jason Motte Oblique 10-day DL (09/01)
08/30/17 C Tyler Flowers Wrist 10-day DL (08/30)
08/18/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 67-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 3.30 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 69 strikeouts over his 133.2 innings pitched and he's given up 123 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 387 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,183 base hits and 594 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 467 batters and struck out 932. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 162 hits this season in 540 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 109. Nomar Mazara is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 467 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Rangers have 1,117 hits, including 208 doubles and 208 home runs. Texas has walked 465 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,220 times as a unit. They have left 852 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 686 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 59-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.91, R.A. Dickey has a 9-8 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 161 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 162 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 184 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,212 base knocks and 636 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 488 hitters and struck out 1,022 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .360. He has 141 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 501 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 100. Ender Inciarte is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 175 hits in 567 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Braves as a unit have 1,222 base hits, including 244 doubles and 140 homers. Atlanta has walked 382 times this year and they have struck out on 986 occasions. They have had 915 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 614 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +105
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