Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins 6/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Fernando Romero
The Texas Rangers visit Target Field on Friday, June 22, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Fernando Romero for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +142 and Minnesota at -152. The Rangers have a 35-36-5 over/under record and a 37-39-0 run line mark. The Twins are 41-29-0 against the run line and have a 32-36-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-36-5 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 37-39-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 32-36-2 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 41-29-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/16/18 P Chris Martin Calf 10-day DL (06/12)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/10/18 C Jason Castro Knee is out for season
05/31/18 CF Byron Buxton Toe 10-day DL (05/30)
05/06/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 60-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 32-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 240 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 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 4.79. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 722 base hits and 360 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 221 batters and struck out 549. 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 4.64.
As a team Texas is hitting .232, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 76 hits this season in 275 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 and an OPS+ of 119. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 282 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .468. The Rangers have 588 hits, including 122 doubles and 85 home runs. Texas has walked 281 times so far this season and they have struck out 721 times as a unit. They have left 519 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 328 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 33-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.17, Fernando Romero has a 3-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 593 base knocks and 285 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 238 hitters and struck out 623 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .359. He has 89 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 278 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .579 with an OPS+ of 155. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 78 hits in 260 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .577. The Twins as a unit have 570 base hits, including 157 doubles and 73 homers. Minnesota has walked 244 times this year and they have struck out on 596 occasions. They have had 465 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 300 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +142
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