Minnesota Twins at Texas Rangers 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Bartolo Colon
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Texas Rangers on Sunday, September 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
Minnesota opens at -175 while Texas opens at +165. The Twins have a 63-67-4 over/under record and a 70-64-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 68-67-0 against the run line and have a 64-62-9 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 63-67-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 70-64-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 64-62-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 68-67-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
09/01/18 P Adalberto Mejia Wrist 60-day DL (08/10)
08/31/18 LF Eddie Rosario Quad is doubtful Saturday vs Texas Rangers
08/19/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 1B Logan Morrison Hip 7-day DL (08/11)
07/14/18 P Aaron Slegers Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 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 Twins have a 63-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 7-11 record with an earned run average of 3.79 and a WHIP of 1.32 this year. He has 153 strikeouts over his 164 innings pitched and he's given up 148 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 498 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,206 base hits and 600 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,154. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Joe Mauer is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 108 hits this season in 392 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 97. Max Kepler is hitting .229 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Twins have 1,119 hits, including 261 doubles and 143 home runs. Minnesota has walked 442 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,126 times as a unit. They have left 895 men on base and have a team OPS of .720. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 58-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.45, Bartolo Colon has a 7-11 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 78 strikeouts over the 140.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 158 hits. He allows 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 431 batters and walked 158 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 5. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,283 base knocks and 666 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 391 hitters and struck out 943 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .388. He has 135 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .468 with an OPS+ of 124. Nomar Mazara is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 106 hits in 403 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Rangers as a unit have 1,110 base hits, including 223 doubles and 160 homers. Texas has walked 490 times this year and they have struck out on 1,257 occasions. They have had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 638 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins -175
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