Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. Mike Minor
The Baltimore Orioles head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, August 4, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Bundy for the Orioles and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Baltimore at +140 and Texas at -150. The Orioles have a 48-57-4 over/under mark and a 46-63-0 run line record. The Rangers are 56-54-0 against the run line and have a 52-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 48-57-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-63-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 52-51-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 56-54-0 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 33-76 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has a 7-9 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 123 strikeouts over his 115.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 350 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,067 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 147 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 386 batters and struck out 827. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .237, good for 26th in the league. The Orioles hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Adam Jones is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .312. He has 119 hits this season in 421 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .428 and an OPS+ of 102. Mark Trumbo is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 279 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Orioles have 882 hits, including 174 doubles and 133 home runs. Baltimore has walked 301 times so far this season and they have struck out 949 times as a unit. They have left 701 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 3.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 425 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 47-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Mike Minor has a 7-6 record and a 1.20 WHIP this season. He has 92 strikeouts over the 110.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 344 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 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,046 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 323 hitters and struck out 785 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 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 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 .278 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 112 hits in 403 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 904 base hits, including 182 doubles and 133 homers. Texas has walked 396 times this year and they have struck out on 1,055 occasions. They have had 766 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 512 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +140
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