Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles 7/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Alex Cobb
The Texas Rangers visit Oriole Park on Friday, July 13, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -105 and Baltimore at -105. The Rangers have a 42-45-7 over/under record and a 46-48-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 35-58-0 against the run line and have a 38-52-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 42-45-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-48-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 38-52-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 35-58-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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)
06/16/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (04/30)
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 Baltimore Orioles Injuries
07/11/18 P Alex Cobb Hand expect to start Friday vs Texas Rangers
07/11/18 P Andrew Cashner Neck 10-day DL (07/11)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/27/18 CF Craig Gentry Ribs 10-day DL (06/24)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/11/18 P Chris Tillman Back 10-day DL (05/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 40-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 106 strikeouts over his 103 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 295 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 299 hitters and walked 110 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 880 base hits and 430 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 267 batters and struck out 680. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 93 hits this season in 345 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .449 and an OPS+ of 105. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .399. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 338 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rangers have 747 hits, including 155 doubles and 105 home runs. Texas has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 888 times as a unit. They have left 652 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 414 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 26-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.67, Alex Cobb has a 2-11 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 86.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He's allowing 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 919 base knocks and 454 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 329 hitters and struck out 719 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 29th in the league. The Orioles hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .303. He has 101 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 363 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 101. Manny Machado is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 111 hits in 354 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .573. The Orioles as a unit have 719 base hits, including 144 doubles and 108 homers. Baltimore has walked 256 times this year and they have struck out on 821 occasions. They have had 597 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.55 runs per game and totaled 330 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -105
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