Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers 7/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Bibens-Dirkx vs. Michael Fulmer
The Texas Rangers visit Comerica Park on Sunday, July 8, 2018 to play the Detroit Tigers. The probable starters are Austin Bibens-Dirkx for the Rangers and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +105 and Detroit at -115. The Rangers have a 41-42-6 over/under record and a 45-44-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 46-44-0 against the run line and have a 36-52-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 41-42-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 45-44-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 36-52-2 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 46-44-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/07/18 3B Joey Gallo Head is "?" Saturday vs Detroit Tigers
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 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 39-50 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.40 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 28.2 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 276 hitters and walked 101 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 832 base hits and 411 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 641. They have walked 2.8 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 4.54.
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 .321, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 89 hits this season in 329 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 107. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .401. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 326 at bats. His OPS+ is 139 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Rangers have 710 hits, including 145 doubles and 102 home runs. Texas has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 838 times as a unit. They have left 612 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 403 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 39-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.22, Michael Fulmer has a 3-7 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.98. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 314 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 130 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 772 base knocks and 387 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 292 hitters and struck out 671 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Tigers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .307. He has 81 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 300 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .377 with an OPS+ of 85. Nick Castellanos is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 106 hits in 351 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 131 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Tigers as a unit have 764 base hits, including 175 doubles and 74 homers. Detroit has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out on 712 occasions. They have had 611 men left on base and have an OPS of .696. They have scored 3.99 runs per game and totaled 359 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +105
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