Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Justin Verlander
The Texas Rangers visit Comerica Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Justin Verlander for the Tigers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +138 and Detroit at -148. The Rangers have a 19-23-0 over/under record and a 25-17-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 19-20-0 against the run line and have a 22-16-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 19-23-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 25-17-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 22-16-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 19-20-0 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 DH Victor Martinez Personal expected to miss next 3 games vs. Texas Rangers
05/18/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Oblique expected to miss Friday vs. Texas Rangers
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 22-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.02. He has 30 strikeouts over his 34.1 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the bullpen and they've struck out 100 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 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 359 base hits and 157 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 139 batters and struck out 277. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
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As a team Texas is hitting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 46 hits this season in 162 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 105. Nomar Mazara is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 147 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Rangers have 325 hits, including 58 doubles and 57 home runs. Texas has walked 144 times so far this season and they have struck out 354 times as a unit. They have left 241 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 202 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 20-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.47, Justin Verlander has a 3-3 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 49 strikeouts over the 48.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.55 and they have given up 126 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 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 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 362 base knocks and 184 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 144 hitters and struck out 310 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Victor Martinez comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .338. He has 37 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 137 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .387 with an OPS+ of 101. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .224 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 35 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .385. The Tigers as a unit have 324 base hits, including 70 doubles and 47 homers. Detroit has walked 154 times this year and they have struck out on 327 occasions. They have had 261 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.92 runs per game and totaled 192 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -148
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