Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins 6/24/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Jose Berrios
The Texas Rangers visit Target Field on Sunday, June 24, 2018 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Bartolo Colon for the Rangers and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +162 and Minnesota at -172. The Rangers have a 35-36-6 over/under record and a 38-39-0 run line mark. The Twins are 41-31-0 against the run line and have a 33-36-3 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-36-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 38-39-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 33-36-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 41-31-0 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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
06/22/18 SS Eduardo Escobar Elbow is "?" Saturday vs Texas Rangers
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 33-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 80.2 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.69 and they have given up 244 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 242 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 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 4.74. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 725 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 554. 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 4.63.
As a team Texas is hitting .233, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 78 hits this season in 280 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .486 and an OPS+ of 119. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .391. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 35 men in 286 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Rangers have 599 hits, including 124 doubles and 86 home runs. Texas has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 727 times as a unit. They have left 525 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 336 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 33-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Jose Berrios has a 7-5 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 96 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 255 batters and walked 81 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 620 base knocks and 302 earned runs this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 246 hitters and struck out 638 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 24th in the league. The Twins hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .355. He has 89 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 282 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 151. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 78 hits in 262 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .573. The Twins as a unit have 577 base hits, including 160 doubles and 73 homers. Minnesota has walked 247 times this year and they have struck out on 606 occasions. They have had 470 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 303 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +162
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