Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Matt Boyd
The Texas Rangers head to Comerica Park on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Matt Boyd for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -136 and Detroit at +126. The Rangers have a 19-24-0 over/under mark and a 26-17-0 run line record. The Tigers are 19-21-0 against the run line and have a 22-17-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 19-24-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 26-17-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 22-17-1 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 19-21-0 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
05/19/17 DH Victor Martinez Personal expected to miss next 2 games vs. Texas Rangers
05/19/17 1B Miguel Cabrera Oblique is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Texas Rangers
05/12/17 RF Jim Adduci Oblique 10-day DL (5/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 23-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 2.76 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 61 strikeouts over his 58.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.98 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .276 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 366 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 143 batters and struck out 289. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
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As a team Texas is hitting .236, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 46 hits this season in 165 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 103. 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 109 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Rangers have 333 hits, including 59 doubles and 59 home runs. Texas has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 365 times as a unit. They have left 245 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 207 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 20-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.18, Matt Boyd has a 2-3 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 30 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 46 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.40 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 53 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 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 370 base knocks and 189 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 147 hitters and struck out 321 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Tigers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, 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 .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 .228 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 36 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .386. The Tigers as a unit have 331 base hits, including 71 doubles and 47 homers. Detroit has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 339 occasions. They have had 271 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -136
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