Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox 7/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Brian Johnson
The Texas Rangers visit Fenway Park on Monday, July 9, 2018 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Brian Johnson for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +185 and Boston at -200. The Rangers have a 41-42-7 over/under record and a 45-45-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 52-38-0 against the run line and have a 43-44-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 41-42-7 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 45-45-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 43-44-3 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 52-38-0 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 10-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 10-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 Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/08/18 C Christian Vazquez Finger 10-day DL (07/08)
06/27/18 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (06/23)
06/05/18 P Drew Pomeranz Biceps 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/18 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (05/30)
05/25/18 DH Hanley Ramirez None has been released
05/15/18 P Carson Smith Shoulder 60-day DL (05/15)
03/30/18 P Austin Maddox Shoulder 10-day DL (03/29)
03/26/18 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 39-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 91.1 innings pitched and he's given up 88 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 286 hitters and walked 105 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 4.65. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 844 base hits and 414 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 257 batters and struck out 653. 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 4.55.
As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 97 hits this season in 330 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 141. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 333 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .456. The Rangers have 718 hits, including 149 doubles and 103 home runs. Texas has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 847 times as a unit. They have left 619 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 405 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 61-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.23, Brian Johnson has a 1-2 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 44.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 53 hits. He's allowing 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 308 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 708 base knocks and 322 earned runs this season. They have given up 92 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 271 hitters and struck out 865 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.60.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 1st in the league. The Red Sox hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. J.D. Martinez comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .392. He has 108 hits this year along with 74 RBI in 328 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 173. Andrew Benintendi is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 94 hits in 329 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Red Sox as a unit have 845 base hits, including 195 doubles and 128 homers. Boston has walked 295 times this year and they have struck out on 695 occasions. They have had 622 men left on base and have an OPS of .796. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 482 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +185
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