Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Yovani Gallardo
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Texas Rangers on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers.
Baltimore opens at +137 while Texas opens at -147. The Orioles have a 46-57-4 over/under record and a 45-62-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 55-54-0 against the run line and have a 51-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-57-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 45-62-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 51-51-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 55-54-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/15/18 2B Jonathan Villar Thumb 10-day DL (07/15)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
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)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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 Orioles have a 32-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 3-9 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 85 strikeouts over his 112.1 innings pitched and he's given up 121 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 341 hitters and walked 174 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,037 base hits and 512 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 811. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.48 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .234, good for 28th in the league. The Orioles hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 118 hits this season in 413 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .433 and an OPS+ of 105. Mark Trumbo is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 69 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 274 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Orioles have 853 hits, including 171 doubles and 129 home runs. Baltimore has walked 297 times so far this season and they have struck out 934 times as a unit. They have left 685 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 410 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 46-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.26, Yovani Gallardo has a 5-1 record and a 1.56 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 44 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 342 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,032 base knocks and 521 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 321 hitters and struck out 779 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .332. He has 96 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 353 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 104. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 110 hits in 397 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Rangers as a unit have 886 base hits, including 175 doubles and 130 homers. Texas has walked 386 times this year and they have struck out on 1,047 occasions. They have had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 495 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -147
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