Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 6/20/2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Mike Minor
Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians (38-34, 2nd in AL Central) travel to Globe Life Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Texas Rangers (39-34, 2nd in AL West). The Rangers open this contest at +109 while the Indians are coming in at -119. The over/under is set at 9.
The Indians have been a good choice for MLB wagerers, having gone 38-34-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 53.4% of the time, going 39-34-0 straight up. The Indians have been hot and cold for baseball wagerers as a favorite, going 27-27-0 SU. Texas is covering 48.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 26-28-0 straight up.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians have been a very good Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 29-40-3.
The Indians are covering 51.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 18-17-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas is covering 65.8% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 25-13-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a decent Under choice for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 36-36-1.
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
6/18/2019 Mike Clevinger SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/18/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/14/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/5/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/28/2019 Danny Salazar SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/18/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/18/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/15/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/11/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/11/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/6/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
5/30/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 38-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.92 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 108 strikeouts over his 85 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 231 hitters and walked 70 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 564 base hits and 275 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 679. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .234, good for 26th in the league. The Indians hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 63 hits this season in 214 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .523 and an OPS+ of 129. Carlos Santana is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 72 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 142 while his slugging percentage is at .514. The Indians have 554 hits, including 110 doubles and 89 home runs. Cleveland has walked 269 times so far this season and they have struck out 615 times as a unit. They have left 486 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 312 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 39-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Mike Minor has a 6-4 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 266 batters and walked 125 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 687 base knocks and 354 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 265 hitters and struck out 614 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rangers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .338. He has 77 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 258 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .450 with an OPS+ of 102. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 72 hits in 256 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .508. The Rangers as a unit have 636 base hits, including 150 doubles and 99 homers. Texas has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out on 722 occasions. They have had 493 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.62 runs per game and totaled 410 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -119
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