Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Zack Godley
Chase Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Zack Godley for the Diamondbacks.
Texas opens at +165 while Arizona opens at -175. The Rangers have a 50-50-7 over/under record and a 54-53-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 58-49-0 against the run line and have a 50-52-5 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-50-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 54-53-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-52-5 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 58-49-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/28/18 RF Ryan Rua Back 10-day DL (07/28)
07/20/18 RF Nomar Mazara Thumb 10-day DL (07/17)
07/05/18 P Chris Martin Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
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)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
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)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
07/27/18 3B Jake Lamb Shoulder 10-day DL (07/27)
07/12/18 P Shelby Miller Elbow 10-day DL (07/12)
07/08/18 RF Jarrod Dyson Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 SS Deven Marrero Oblique 10-day DL (06/29)
06/01/18 P Taijuan Walker Forearm is out for season
05/09/18 P Braden Shipley Elbow 10-day DL (05/07)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 45-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 68 strikeouts over his 118.1 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 357 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 332 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,014 base hits and 513 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 313 batters and struck out 761. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 108 hits this season in 388 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .477 and an OPS+ of 128. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 353 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Rangers have 870 hits, including 173 doubles and 127 home runs. Texas has walked 379 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,026 times as a unit. They have left 742 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 486 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 59-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Zack Godley has a 11-6 record and a 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 120 strikeouts over the 116 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 120 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 292 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 316 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 857 base knocks and 390 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 330 hitters and struck out 938 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 27th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. A.J. Pollock comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .353. He has 66 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 225 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .573 with an OPS+ of 136. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 111 hits in 397 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 846 base hits, including 174 doubles and 114 homers. Arizona has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 969 occasions. They have had 717 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 481 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +165
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