Los Angeles Dodgers at Texas Rangers 8/28/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Walker Buehler vs. Ariel Jurado
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Walker Buehler for the Dodgers and Ariel Jurado for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Los Angeles at -197 and Texas at +183. The Dodgers have a 58-66-7 over/under mark and a 59-72-0 run line record. The Rangers are 68-64-0 against the run line and have a 62-61-9 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 58-66-7 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 59-72-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 62-61-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 68-64-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
08/26/18 P Josh Fields Shoulder 60-day DL (06/28)
08/25/18 P Daniel Hudson Forearm 10-day DL (08/25)
08/21/18 P Zac Rosscup Calf 10-day DL (08/20)
08/18/18 P Erik Goeddel Elbow 10-day DL (08/17)
08/16/18 P Ross Stripling Back 10-day DL (08/12)
08/14/18 P John Axford Leg 10-day DL (08/14)
08/02/18 2B Chase Utley Wrist 10-day DL (08/02)
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (08/21)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/25/18 P Bartolo Colon Back 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/18 CF Delino DeShields Finger 10-day DL (08/17)
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
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)
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 Dodgers have a 70-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Walker Buehler has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.02 this year. He has 102 strikeouts over his 94.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 417 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 508 hitters and walked 172 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Dodgers pitchers collectively have given up 1,043 base hits and 459 earned runs. They have allowed 145 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 1,260. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.63.
As a team Los Angeles is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Matt Kemp is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 113 hits this season in 398 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 118. Manny Machado is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 153 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 508 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Dodgers have 1,095 hits, including 237 doubles and 182 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 517 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,144 times as a unit. They have left 929 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 623 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 58-74 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.40, Ariel Jurado has a 2-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 12 strikeouts over the 32.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He allows 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 421 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.96. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,252 base knocks and 646 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 923 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .283 with an OBP of .394. He has 134 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 128. Nomar Mazara is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 104 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Rangers as a unit have 1,090 base hits, including 220 doubles and 159 homers. Texas has walked 477 times this year and they have struck out on 1,232 occasions. They have had 918 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 626 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Dodgers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Dodgers -197
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