Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers 7/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, July 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo vs. Matthew Boyd
The Texas Rangers head to Comerica Park on Thursday, July 5, 2018 to take on the Detroit Tigers. The expected starting pitchers are Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -115 and Detroit at +105. The Rangers have a 40-40-6 over/under mark and a 43-43-0 run line record. The Tigers are 45-42-0 against the run line and have a 35-50-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 40-40-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 43-43-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 35-50-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 45-42-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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 Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/02/18 CF Leonys Martin Hamstring 10-day DL (07/02)
07/02/18 P Shane Greene Shoulder 10-day DL (07/02)
06/24/18 P Johnny Barbato Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/20/18 P Drew VerHagen Nose 10-day DL (06/20)
06/14/18 1B Miguel Cabrera Biceps is out for season
05/31/18 P Ryan Carpenter Oblique 10-day DL (05/31)
04/30/18 P Daniel Norris Groin 60-day DL (04/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 38-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.70 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 271 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 271 hitters and walked 99 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 806 base hits and 400 earned runs. They have allowed 112 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 245 batters and struck out 627. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Texas is hitting .238, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 91 hits this season in 318 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .484 and an OPS+ of 134. Nomar Mazara is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Rangers have 686 hits, including 142 doubles and 98 home runs. Texas has walked 315 times so far this season and they have struck out 809 times as a unit. They have left 596 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 391 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 38-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.18, Matthew Boyd has a 4-6 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 76 strikeouts over the 88.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 72 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 310 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 127 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 752 base knocks and 375 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 284 hitters and struck out 646 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Nick Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .354. He has 105 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 133. Jose Iglesias is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 77 hits in 289 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .374. The Tigers as a unit have 738 base hits, including 171 doubles and 69 homers. Detroit has walked 229 times this year and they have struck out on 694 occasions. They have had 593 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.01 runs per game and totaled 349 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -115
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