New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 5/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Domingo German vs. Cole Hamels
The New York Yankees head to Globe Life Park on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Domingo German for the Yankees and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -160 and Texas at +150. The Yankees have a 25-17-1 over/under mark and a 25-18-0 run line record. The Rangers are 20-28-0 against the run line and have a 23-22-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 25-17-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 25-18-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 23-22-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 20-28-0 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
05/21/18 P Matt Moore Knee 10-day DL (05/19)
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)
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 30-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Domingo German has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 28 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 125 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 58 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 334 base hits and 159 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 444. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team New York is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Didi Gregorius is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 38 hits this season in 153 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 126. Aaron Judge is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .416. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Yankees have 385 hits, including 90 doubles and 67 home runs. New York has walked 192 times so far this season and they have struck out 396 times as a unit. They have left 312 men on base and have a team OPS of .802. They score 5.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 254 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 18-30 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.48, Cole Hamels has a 2-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 45 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 65 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 454 base knocks and 222 earned runs this season. They have given up 62 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 151 hitters and struck out 364 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .332. He has 50 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 181 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 118. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 46 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .399. The Rangers as a unit have 364 base hits, including 78 doubles and 52 homers. Texas has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 476 occasions. They have had 310 men left on base and have an OPS of .675. They have scored 4.02 runs per game and totaled 193 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -160
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