Baltimore Orioles at Texas Rangers MLB Picks & Predictions 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Ariel Jurado
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (30-28, 2nd in AL West) host the Baltimore Orioles (19-41, 5th in AL East) at Globe Life Park on Thursday, June 6, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Orioles priced at +134 and the Rangers are at -144. The over/under opens at 10.5.
The Orioles have been an awful choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 19-41-0 SU. Texas covers 51.7% of the time, going 30-28-0 straight up. The Rangers have been a great option for wagerers as favorites, going 11-5-0 SU. Baltimore has went 18-39-0 straight up as the underdog, so they are covering 31.6% of the time.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 30-27-3.
The Orioles are covering 37.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 11-18-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas covers 66.7% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 20-10-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 30-27-1.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
6/2/2019 Alex Cobb SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
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
6/4/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
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 19-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.97 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 231 hitters and walked 115 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.81. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 563 base hits and 341 earned runs. They have allowed 123 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 222 batters and struck out 463. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 5.83.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .240, good for 22nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jonathan Villar is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 61 hits this season in 239 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 95. Trey Mancini is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 224 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Orioles have 491 hits, including 93 doubles and 77 home runs. Baltimore has walked 156 times so far this season and they have struck out 526 times as a unit. They have left 384 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 250 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 30-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.43, Ariel Jurado has a 2-2 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 28 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 255 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 207 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 555 base knocks and 287 earned runs this season. They have given up 79 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 223 hitters and struck out 472 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Rangers hold a .458 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .386. He has 64 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 139. Nomar Mazara is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 56 hits in 206 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Rangers as a unit have 512 base hits, including 119 doubles and 87 homers. Texas has walked 215 times this year and they have struck out on 567 occasions. They have had 385 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.76 runs per game and totaled 334 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +134
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