New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 5/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, May 21, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Bartolo Colon
The New York Yankees visit Globe Life Park on Monday, May 21, 2018 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Bartolo Colon for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -177 and Texas at +167. The Yankees have a 24-17-1 over/under record and a 24-18-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 20-27-0 against the run line and have a 23-21-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 24-17-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 24-18-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 23-21-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 20-27-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
05/02/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 10-day DL (05/02)
04/21/18 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (04/21)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/17/18 P Cole Hamels Neck is "?" for next start
05/15/18 3B Adrian Beltre Hamstring 10-day DL (05/14)
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)
04/22/18 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)
04/02/18 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 Yankees have a 29-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 47 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 330 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 134 batters and struck out 437. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.45.
As a team New York is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .421. He has 46 hits this season in 159 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 160. Didi Gregorius is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 153 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .523. The Yankees have 371 hits, including 88 doubles and 63 home runs. New York has walked 188 times so far this season and they have struck out 390 times as a unit. They have left 304 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 244 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 18-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.82, Bartolo Colon has a 2-1 record and a 0.84 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 39 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 150 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 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 4.71. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 446 base knocks and 219 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 351 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .229, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .332. He has 45 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 179 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .402 with an OPS+ of 94. Nomar Mazara is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 50 hits in 177 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Rangers as a unit have 362 base hits, including 77 doubles and 52 homers. Texas has walked 139 times this year and they have struck out on 466 occasions. They have had 305 men left on base and have an OPS of .683. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -177
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