Friday, May 19, 2017
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: Nick Martinez vs. Daniel Norris
The Texas Rangers head to Comerica Park on Friday, May 19, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Martinez for the Rangers and Daniel Norris for the Tigers.
Free $60 in Member MLB Picks No Obligation Click Here
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +133 and Detroit at -143. The Rangers have a 18-23-0 over/under mark and a 24-17-0 run line record. The Tigers are 18-20-0 against the run line and have a 21-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 18-23-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 24-17-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 21-16-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 18-20-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/18/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Oblique is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 21-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Martinez has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 15 strikeouts over his 30.1 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 135 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 47 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 351 base hits and 153 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 267. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.62.
Our handicappers are experts on MLB betting. Check out our MLB betting tips today.
As a team Texas is hitting .234, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .327. He has 45 hits this season in 158 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 105. Nomar Mazara is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 27 men in 143 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Rangers have 316 hits, including 56 doubles and 56 home runs. Texas has walked 137 times so far this season and they have struck out 345 times as a unit. They have left 234 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 19-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, Daniel Norris has a 2-2 record and a 1.74 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 37.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.61 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 124 batters and walked 52 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 179 earned runs this season. They have given up 50 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 143 hitters and struck out 302 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .333. He has 36 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 134 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .366 with an OPS+ of 94. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 34 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .388. The Tigers as a unit have 316 base hits, including 67 doubles and 45 homers. Detroit has walked 147 times this year and they have struck out on 324 occasions. They have had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 186 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -143
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink