Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles 7/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Jimmy Yacabonis
The Texas Rangers visit Oriole Park on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Jimmy Yacabonis for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at -170 and Baltimore at +160. The Rangers have a 42-46-7 over/under record and a 46-49-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 37-58-0 against the run line and have a 38-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 42-46-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-49-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 38-53-4 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 37-58-0 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 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 41-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 96.2 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.55 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 303 hitters and walked 111 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 889 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 269 batters and struck out 687. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.49.
As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 95 hits this season in 349 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 107. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 99 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 343 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .496. The Rangers have 755 hits, including 156 doubles and 107 home runs. Texas has walked 337 times so far this season and they have struck out 896 times as a unit. They have left 657 men on base and have a team OPS of .715. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 419 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 26-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.15, Jimmy Yacabonis has a 0-0 record and a 1.94 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 306 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 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 941 base knocks and 464 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 332 hitters and struck out 730 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.64.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 30th 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 28th in MLB with 7.7 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .300. He has 102 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 371 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 99. Manny Machado is hitting .313 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 113 hits in 361 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .568. The Orioles as a unit have 735 base hits, including 147 doubles and 110 homers. Baltimore has walked 259 times this year and they have struck out on 837 occasions. They have had 608 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.56 runs per game and totaled 338 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers -170
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