Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Tyson Ross vs. Jake Odorizzi
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Tyson Ross for the Rangers and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.
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Texas opens at +125 while Tampa Bay opens at -135. The Rangers have a 43-51-2 over/under record and a 53-43-0 run line mark. The Rays are 50-47-0 against the run line and have a 54-41-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 43-51-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 53-43-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 54-41-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 50-47-0 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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/21/17 RF Steven Souza Jr. Hip "?" Saturday vs. Texas Rangers
07/01/17 SS Daniel Robertson Neck 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 46-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyson Ross has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 7.22 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 22 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 844 base hits and 410 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 318 batters and struck out 669. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.76.
As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .423 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. Elvis Andrus is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 104 hits this season in 369 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 100. Nomar Mazara is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 79 hits and he has driven in 57 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .428. The Rangers have 754 hits, including 141 doubles and 142 home runs. Texas has walked 313 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 563 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 51-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.37, Jake Odorizzi has a 6-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 77 strikeouts over the 90.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 81 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 127 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 4.23.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 16th 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. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .369. He has 81 hits this year along with 61 RBI in 312 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .567 with an OPS+ of 152. Corey Dickerson is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 114 hits in 368 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .535. 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?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -135
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