Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers MLB Picks & Predictions 6/5/2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: John Means vs. Mike Minor
Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (18-41, 5th in AL East) head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (30-27, 2nd in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at -177 while the Orioles are coming in at +167. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Orioles have been an awful option for baseball wagerers, having gone 18-41-0 SU. The Rangers cover 52.6% of the time, going 30-27-0 straight up. The Rangers have been great for MLB bettors as favorites, going 11-4-0 SU. Baltimore has went 17-39-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 30.4% of the time.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a hot and cold Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 29-27-3.
Baltimore covers 35.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 10-18-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers cover 69.0% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 20-9-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 29-27-1.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
6/2/2019 Alex Cobb SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/2/2019 Chris Davis 1B Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/27/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
5/20/2019 Nate Karns RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/2/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/31/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/30/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/29/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/29/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/26/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
4/1/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 18-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Means has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.80 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 45 strikeouts over his 54.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.84 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 223 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.75. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 549 base hits and 332 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 217 batters and struck out 451. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.85.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trey Mancini is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 67 hits this season in 222 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 138. Jonathan Villar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .316. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 234 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Orioles have 476 hits, including 92 doubles and 72 home runs. Baltimore has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 521 times as a unit. They have left 380 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 238 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 30-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.74, Mike Minor has a 5-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 75.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 66 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 204 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 540 base knocks and 275 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 219 hitters and struck out 467 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.63.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .323. He has 55 hits this year along with 31 RBI in 203 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .458 with an OPS+ of 100. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 62 hits in 207 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Rangers as a unit have 498 base hits, including 116 doubles and 86 homers. Texas has walked 210 times this year and they have struck out on 555 occasions. They have had 375 men left on base and have an OPS of .791. They have scored 5.67 runs per game and totaled 323 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +167
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