Texas Rangers at San Diego Padres 9/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Eric Lauer
The Texas Rangers visit Petco Park on Saturday, September 15, 2018 to play the San Diego Padres. The probable starters are Ariel Jurado for the Rangers and Eric Lauer for the Padres.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +122 and San Diego at -132. The Rangers have a 70-67-9 over/under record and a 73-73-0 run line mark. The Padres are 72-75-0 against the run line and have a 71-72-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 70-67-9 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 73-73-0 against the run line
Important San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 71-72-4 against the over/under
The San Diego Padres are 72-75-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
07/04/18 P Tony Barnette Shoulder 60-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 C Carlos Perez Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/15/18 P Matt Bush Elbow 60-day DL (06/14)
06/10/18 P Doug Fister Knee 60-day DL (06/09)
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 San Diego Padres Injuries
09/13/18 SS Luis Urias Hamstring is out indefinitely
08/29/18 P Clayton Richard Knee 60-day DL (08/25)
08/22/18 3B Christian Villanueva Finger 10-day DL (08/22)
06/08/18 P Jose Torres Suspension is out for season
05/29/18 CF Franchy Cordero Forearm 10-day DL (05/28)
05/14/18 P Kazuhisa Makita Side 10-day DL (05/13)
04/15/18 P Dinelson Lamet Forearm 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 2B Allen Cordoba Concussion 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Colin Rea Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 RF Alex Dickerson Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 62-84 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 7.03 and a WHIP of 1.66 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.33 and they have given up 500 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 471 hitters and walked 178 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,377 base hits and 719 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 427 batters and struck out 1,016. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Texas is hitting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 142 hits this season in 521 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 119. Nomar Mazara is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .460. The Rangers have 1,193 hits, including 239 doubles and 179 home runs. Texas has walked 525 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,339 times as a unit. They have left 1,003 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 690 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
San Diego has a 59-88 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.80, Eric Lauer has a 5-7 record and a 1.62 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 113 hits. He's allowing 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.51 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Padres bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 642 batters and walked 183 opposing hitters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Padres pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,297 base knocks and 649 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. San Diego as a staff has walked 477 hitters and struck out 1,246 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Padres hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .315. He has 141 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 561 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 96. Freddy Galvis is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 125 hits in 539 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .353. The Padres as a unit have 1,165 base hits, including 229 doubles and 146 homers. San Diego has walked 415 times this year and they have struck out on 1,383 occasions. They have had 917 men left on base and have an OPS of .676. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Padres MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +122
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