Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 5/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Mike Minor
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Tigers and Mike Minor for the Rangers.
Detroit opens at +130 while Texas opens at -140. The Tigers have a 13-20-0 over/under record and a 17-16-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 15-21-0 against the run line and have a 19-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 13-20-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 17-16-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 19-15-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 15-21-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/06/18 3B Jeimer Candelario Thumb is "?" Monday vs Texas Rangers
05/06/18 LF Nicholas Castellanos Flu is "?" Monday vs Texas Rangers
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 14-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 110 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 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 282 base hits and 137 earned runs. They have allowed 38 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 106 batters and struck out 247. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Detroit is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Tigers hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 41 hits this season in 132 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 130. 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 130 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Tigers have 298 hits, including 75 doubles and 26 home runs. Detroit has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 253 times as a unit. They have left 239 men on base and have a team OPS of .723. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 13-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.36, Mike Minor has a 3-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 28 strikeouts over the 33 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 350 base knocks and 177 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 114 hitters and struck out 269 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th 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 115. Nomar Mazara is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 37 hits in 133 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Rangers as a unit have 283 base hits, including 61 doubles and 44 homers. Texas has walked 106 times this year and they have struck out on 356 occasions. They have had 238 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -140
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