Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 5/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 7, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Fulmer vs. Matt Moore
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers on Monday, May 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Michael Fulmer for the Tigers and Matt Moore for the Rangers.
Detroit opens at -105 while Texas opens at -105. The Tigers have a 13-19-0 over/under record and a 17-15-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 15-20-0 against the run line and have a 19-14-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 13-19-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 17-15-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 19-14-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 15-20-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/04/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Hamstring 10-day DL (05/04)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (04/30)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/02/18 P Chris Martin Forearm 10-day DL (05/01)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/25/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (04/25)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
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 Tigers have a 14-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 119 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 109 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 275 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 105 batters and struck out 241. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Detroit is hitting .256, good for 6th in the league. The Tigers hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 41 hits this season in 131 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 131. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 36 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 128 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Tigers have 288 hits, including 74 doubles and 25 home runs. Detroit has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 245 times as a unit. They have left 230 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 140 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 13-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.67, Matt Moore has a 1-4 record and a 1.91 WHIP this season. He has 18 strikeouts over the 29.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He allows 13.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 340 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 112 hitters and struck out 262 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .366. He has 27 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 114. Nomar Mazara is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 37 hits in 130 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Rangers as a unit have 278 base hits, including 61 doubles and 43 homers. Texas has walked 105 times this year and they have struck out on 342 occasions. They have had 231 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 143 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -105
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