Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers 5/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Francisco Liriano vs. Bartolo Colon
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Detroit Tigers and the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Francisco Liriano for the Tigers and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
Detroit opens at +110 while Texas opens at -120. The Tigers have a 14-20-0 over/under record and a 17-17-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 16-21-0 against the run line and have a 20-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 14-20-0 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 17-17-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 20-15-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 16-21-0 against the run line
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
05/08/18 P Alex Wilson Foot 10-day DL
05/08/18 P Jordan Zimmermann Shoulder 10-day DL
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
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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 14-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 26 strikeouts over his 36.1 innings pitched and he's given up 23 hits. He's allowed 5.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 113 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 289 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 39 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 110 batters and struck out 257. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Detroit is hitting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Tigers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 44 hits this season in 136 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 137. Jeimer Candelario is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 132 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Tigers have 311 hits, including 79 doubles and 27 home runs. Detroit has walked 96 times so far this season and they have struck out 262 times as a unit. They have left 250 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 14-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Bartolo Colon has a 1-1 record and a 0.84 WHIP this season. He has 25 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 118 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 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 363 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 117 hitters and struck out 278 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.8 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 .287 this season and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 39 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Rangers as a unit have 290 base hits, including 63 doubles and 45 homers. Texas has walked 110 times this year and they have struck out on 366 occasions. They have had 242 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 151 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -120
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