Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Patrick Corbin vs. Yovani Gallardo
The Arizona Diamondbacks head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks and Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Arizona at -160 and Texas at +150. The Diamondbacks have a 56-58-5 over/under mark and a 63-56-0 run line record. The Rangers are 62-58-0 against the run line and have a 58-54-8 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-58-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 63-56-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 58-54-8 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 62-58-0 against the run line
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
08/13/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder is out for season
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 60-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
07/20/18 RF Nomar Mazara Thumb 10-day DL (07/17)
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 65-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.04 this year. He has 183 strikeouts over his 148.2 innings pitched and he's given up 117 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.12 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 953 base hits and 429 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 1,052. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Arizona is hitting .238, good for 26th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 75 hits this season in 267 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 123. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 444 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .532. The Diamondbacks have 958 hits, including 198 doubles and 131 home runs. Arizona has walked 425 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,066 times as a unit. They have left 801 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 533 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 52-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.11, Yovani Gallardo has a 7-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 53 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 398 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,143 base knocks and 583 earned runs this season. They have given up 166 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 345 hitters and struck out 831 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .389. He has 119 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 126. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 96 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Rangers as a unit have 997 base hits, including 205 doubles and 148 homers. Texas has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out on 1,146 occasions. They have had 842 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.81 runs per game and totaled 577 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -160
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