Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers MLB Parlay 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Alexander vs. Lance Lynn
Globe Life Park is the venue where Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (53-54, 4th in AL West) will take on the Detroit Tigers (31-72, 5th in AL Central) on Friday.
The Tigers have been a lousy play for baseball bettors, having gone 32-72-0 SU. The Rangers cover 50.0% of the time, going 54-54-0 straight up.
Valuable Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers have been an inconsistent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 47-51-6.
Detroit covers 35.2% of the time as the road team, having gone 19-35-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers cover 59.3% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 32-22-0 SU.
The Rangers have been an inconsistent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 52-54-2.
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
8/1/2019 Victor Alcantara RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/30/2019 Spencer Turnbull SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/30/2019 Christin Stewart LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/24/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/24/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
7/13/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/31/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
7/22/2019 Shawn Kelley RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
7/13/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Tigers have a 31-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Alexander has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 399 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 355 hitters and walked 171 batters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.6 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 5.09. The Tigers pitchers collectively have given up 991 base hits and 527 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Detroit as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 861. They have walked 3.3 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 4.77.
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As a team Detroit is hitting .231, good for 30th in the league. The Tigers hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Niko Goodrum is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 88 hits this season in 357 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 92. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 339 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .378. The Tigers have 831 hits, including 196 doubles and 98 home runs. Detroit has walked 270 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,031 times as a unit. They have left 693 men on base and have a team OPS of .671. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 376 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 53-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.83, Lance Lynn has a 13-6 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 160 strikeouts over the 141 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 394 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,012 base knocks and 535 earned runs this season. They have given up 163 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 375 hitters and struck out 927 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rangers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .318. He has 111 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 394 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 85. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .374. He has collected 108 hits in 388 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 119 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Rangers as a unit have 940 base hits, including 212 doubles and 155 homers. Texas has walked 363 times this year and they have struck out on 1,076 occasions. They have had 707 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 5.31 runs per game and totaled 574 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers and over the total runs
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