Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays 4/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Yonny Chirinos
The Texas Rangers head to Tropicana Field on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Matt Moore for the Rangers and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have Texas at -190 and Tampa Bay at +178. The Rangers have a 7-9-1 over/under mark and a 7-10-0 run line record. The Rays are 7-8-0 against the run line and have a 9-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 7-9-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 7-10-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 9-6-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 7-8-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
04/15/18 RF Nomar Mazara Neck is questionable Monday vs Tampa Bay Rays
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)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/16/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Texas Rangers
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 6-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 8.76 and a WHIP of 2.11 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 12.1 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 13.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 61 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.3 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 4.5. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 157 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 61 batters and struck out 141. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Texas is hitting .225, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 17 hits this season in 57 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .368 and an OPS+ of 97. 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 155 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rangers have 128 hits, including 25 doubles and 18 home runs. Texas has walked 52 times so far this season and they have struck out 157 times as a unit. They have left 119 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 55 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 3-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Yonny Chirinos has a 0-0 record and a 0.70 WHIP this season. He has 12 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He allows 5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 127 base knocks and 71 earned runs this season. They have given up 15 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 122 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .224, good for 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .320 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Matt Duffy comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .290. He has 15 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 59 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .339 with an OPS+ of 84. Joey Wendle is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 10 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Rays as a unit have 112 base hits, including 17 doubles and 7 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 136 occasions. They have had 110 men left on base and have an OPS of .625. They have scored 3.2 runs per game and totaled 48 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -190
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