Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles 7/20/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Wade Miley
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Wade Miley for the Orioles.
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Texas opens at -117 while Baltimore opens at +107. The Rangers have a 40-50-2 over/under record and a 53-39-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 40-52-0 against the run line and have a 47-42-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 40-50-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 53-39-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 47-42-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 40-52-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/05/17 2B Ryan Flaherty Shoulder 60-day DL (05/19)
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
05/28/17 CF Anthony Santander Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 45-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 33 strikeouts over his 59 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 273 hitters and walked 123 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 804 base hits and 384 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 308 batters and struck out 647. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 79 hits this season in 311 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 100. Elvis Andrus is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 357 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 731 hits, including 137 doubles and 139 home runs. Texas has walked 304 times so far this season and they have struck out 843 times as a unit. They have left 544 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 454 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 43-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Wade Miley has a 4-8 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 113 hits. He allows 10.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 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 5.14. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 904 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 340 hitters and struck out 684 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 5.05.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 18th in the league. The Orioles hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .316. He has 91 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 360 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 98. Jonathan Schoop is hitting .293 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 98 hits in 335 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .525. The Orioles as a unit have 807 base hits, including 150 doubles and 127 homers. Baltimore has walked 233 times this year and they have struck out on 809 occasions. They have had 601 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.41 runs per game and totaled 406 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -117
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