Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Dodgers 6/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Manny Banuelos
The Texas Rangers head to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The expected starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Manny Banuelos for the Dodgers.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at +124 and Los Angeles at -134. The Rangers have a 32-31-5 over/under mark and a 31-37-0 run line record. The Dodgers are 32-34-0 against the run line and have a 28-35-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 32-31-5 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 31-37-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 28-35-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-34-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 10-day DL (06/10)
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
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 Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
06/11/18 P Kenta Maeda Hip 10-day DL (05/30); expected to be activated and start Wednesday vs Texas Rangers
06/10/18 P Dennis Santana Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (06/05)
06/09/18 P Walker Buehler Ribs left last game, is "?" next start
06/08/18 P Tony Cingrani Shoulder 10-day DL (06/07)
06/01/18 P Clayton Kershaw Back 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/18 2B Chase Utley Thumb 10-day DL (05/30)
05/21/18 P Rich Hill Blister 10-day DL (05/20)
05/03/18 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Groin 60-day DL (05/03)
05/01/18 SS Corey Seager Elbow is out for season
03/30/18 P Julio Urias Shoulder 60-day DL (02/23)
03/30/18 P Tom Koehler Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Yimi Garcia Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 27-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.16 and a WHIP of 1.07 this year. He has 45 strikeouts over his 71.1 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 208 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 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 4.75. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 647 base hits and 319 earned runs. They have allowed 94 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 489. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team Texas is hitting .230, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .335. He has 67 hits this season in 253 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 117. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 251 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Rangers have 520 hits, including 113 doubles and 78 home runs. Texas has walked 238 times so far this season and they have struck out 658 times as a unit. They have left 457 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 285 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 33-32 overall mark this year. Manny Banuelos is expected to make his debut for the Dodgers. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 242 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 259 batters and walked 100 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 540 base knocks and 243 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 187 hitters and struck out 625 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.53.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 18th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Chris Taylor comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .340. He has 62 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 248 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .448 with an OPS+ of 117. Matt Kemp is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 69 hits in 204 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .564. The Dodgers as a unit have 538 base hits, including 121 doubles and 82 homers. Los Angeles has walked 240 times this year and they have struck out on 552 occasions. They have had 441 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 312 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Dodgers -134
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