Texas Rangers at Atlanta Braves 9/6/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Sean Newcomb
The Texas Rangers head to Turner Field on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at -102 and Atlanta at -108. The Rangers have a 62-70-5 over/under mark and a 77-60-0 run line record. The Braves are 70-66-0 against the run line and have a 70-62-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 62-70-5 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 77-60-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 70-62-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 70-66-0 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 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 69-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 72 strikeouts over his 114.2 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 434 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 194 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 1,203 base hits and 602 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 945. 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 4.78.
As a team Texas is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 15th 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 165 hits this season in 550 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .485 and an OPS+ of 112. Nomar Mazara is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 122 hits and he has driven in 88 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Rangers have 1,138 hits, including 212 doubles and 215 home runs. Texas has walked 476 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,236 times as a unit. They have left 865 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 701 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 60-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Sean Newcomb has a 2-8 record and a 1.59 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 79.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 79 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 409 batters and walked 187 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,228 base knocks and 644 earned runs this season. They have given up 175 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,038 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 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .363. He has 144 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 507 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .404 with an OPS+ of 103. Ender Inciarte is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 175 hits in 575 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .403. The Braves as a unit have 1,238 base hits, including 248 doubles and 141 homers. Atlanta has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 998 occasions. They have had 929 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 621 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -102
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