Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Alex Cobb
The Texas Rangers visit Tropicana Field on Friday, July 21, 2017 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Alex Cobb for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -117 and Tampa Bay at +107. The Rangers have a 42-50-2 over/under record and a 53-41-0 run line mark. The Rays are 49-47-0 against the run line and have a 54-40-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 42-50-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 53-41-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-40-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 49-47-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/18/2017 A.J. Griffin SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/17/2017 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/17/2017 Keone Kela RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/16/2017 Jake Diekman RP Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/14/2017 Patrick Cantwell C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
6/28/2017 Adrian Sampson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/16/2017 Hanser Alberto 3B Shoulder Out for the season
4/23/2017 Joe Palumbo RP Elbow Out for the season
2/15/2017 Prince Fielder DH Neck Out for the season
9/24/2016 James Jones CF Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/19/2017 Jose De Leon SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 22
7/19/2017 Brandon Koch RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/19/2017 Diego Moreno RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/19/2017 Steven Souza RF Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/19/2017 Rickie Weeks DH Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
7/16/2017 Burch Smith SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/16/2017 Jonny Venters RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/14/2017 Matt Duffy 3B Heel Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/14/2017 Kevin Gadea RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/14/2017 Daniel Robertson 2B Neck Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/13/2017 Colby Rasmus LF Personal Out for the season
7/10/2017 Jaime Schultz SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/7/2017 Andrew Bellatti RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 24
7/1/2017 Taylor Guerrieri SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/28/2017 Kevin Kiermaier CF Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/22/2017 Xavier Cedeno RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/19/2017 Matt Andriese SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
5/19/2017 Shawn Tolleson RP Elbow Out for the season
3/13/2017 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 45-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 3.45 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 131 strikeouts over his 125.1 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 311 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 831 base hits and 401 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 315 batters and struck out 663. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 79 hits this season in 318 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 97. Elvis Andrus is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .448. The Rangers have 745 hits, including 138 doubles and 141 home runs. Texas has walked 308 times so far this season and they have struck out 860 times as a unit. They have left 558 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 457 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 51-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.59, Alex Cobb has a 8-6 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 123 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 119 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 268 batters and walked 124 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.12. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 805 base knocks and 393 earned runs this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 316 hitters and struck out 767 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 15th in the league. The Rays hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Corey Dickerson comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .350. He has 114 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 368 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 139. Logan Morrison is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 81 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 61 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .567. The Rays as a unit have 840 base hits, including 151 doubles and 140 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 920 occasions. They have had 666 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 448 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -117
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