Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 4/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Blake Snell
The Texas Rangers visit Tropicana Field on Monday, April 16, 2018 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Blake Snell for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +149 and Tampa Bay at -159. The Rangers have a 7-8-1 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Rays are 7-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-8-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-6-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-7-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/14/18 RF Nomar Mazara Neck is "?" Sunday vs Houston Astros
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 10-day DL (04/12)
04/11/18 P Doug Fister Hip 10-day DL (04/10)
04/10/18 2B Rougned Odor Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
04/01/18 CF Delino DeShields Hand 10-day DL (03/31)
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)
03/26/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/12/18 1B Brad Miller Groin 10-day DL (04/09)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 5-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 11.88 and a WHIP of 2.76 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He's allowed 20.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 59 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 154 base hits and 75 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 131. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.21.
As a team Texas is hitting .231, good for 20th in the league. The Rangers hold a .370 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 16 hits this season in 53 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 100. Elvis Andrus is hitting .327 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .426. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 153 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rangers have 123 hits, including 23 doubles and 17 home runs. Texas has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 145 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .674. They score 3.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 52 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 3-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Blake Snell has a 1-1 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 15 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 53 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 119 base knocks and 64 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 114 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Rays hold a .310 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .298. He has 14 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 54 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .352 with an OPS+ of 89. Joey Wendle is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 10 hits in 36 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Rays as a unit have 101 base hits, including 16 doubles and 6 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 55 times this year and they have struck out on 126 occasions. They have had 99 men left on base and have an OPS of .610. They have scored 3.14 runs per game and totaled 44 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +149
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