Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 8/3/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 3, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: David Hess vs. Ariel Jurado
The Baltimore Orioles head to Globe Life Park on Friday, August 3, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are David Hess for the Orioles and Ariel Jurado for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +125 and Texas at -135. The Orioles have a 47-57-4 over/under mark and a 46-62-0 run line record. 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 47-57-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-62-0 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 33-75 overall record this season. Starting pitcher David Hess has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.50 this year. He has 30 strikeouts over his 50 innings pitched and he's given up 55 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 343 hitters and walked 177 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 1,049 base hits and 517 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out 819. 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 .235, good for 27th in the league. The Orioles hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 119 hits this season in 418 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 103. 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 868 hits, including 173 doubles and 130 home runs. Baltimore has walked 299 times so far this season and they have struck out 943 times as a unit. They have left 693 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 417 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 46-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.22, Ariel Jurado has a 1-1 record and a 1.03 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. 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 5th 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +125
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