Tampa Bay Rays at Texas Rangers MLB Picks 9/11/2019
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. Ariel Jurado
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (72-73, 3rd in AL West) play the Tampa Bay Rays (86-59, 2nd in AL East) at Globe Life Park on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. The Rangers open this game at +129 while the Rays are coming in at -139. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Rays have been a very good bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 86-59-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 49.7% of the time, going 72-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a solid Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 69-68-8.
The Rays are covering 61.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 43-27-0 straight up.
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers are covering 58.0% of the time at Globe Life Park, going 40-29-0 SU.
The Rangers have been a solid Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 65-76-4.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/8/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Neck Probable for Sep 10
9/8/2019 Eric Sogard 2B Foot Probable for Sep 10
9/7/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
9/6/2019 Yonny Chirinos SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/5/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Out for the season
8/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
8/25/2019 Blake Snell SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 19
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/7/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Probable for Sep 10
9/1/2019 Hunter Pence DH Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
8/26/2019 Jesse Chavez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/19/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 86-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 37 strikeouts over his 42.2 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 593 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 710 hitters and walked 236 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,139 base hits and 527 earned runs. They have allowed 162 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 405 batters and struck out 1,438. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .279 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 141 hits this season in 505 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 124. Austin Meadows is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 135 hits and he has driven in 78 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Rays have 1,276 hits, including 265 doubles and 191 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 481 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,315 times as a unit. They have left 1,020 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 683 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 72-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Ariel Jurado has a 7-10 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 136 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 548 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 535 batters and walked 236 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,339 base knocks and 694 earned runs this season. They have given up 205 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 509 hitters and struck out 1,220 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.73.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .368. He has 135 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 509 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 108. Elvis Andrus is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 145 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 79 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Rangers as a unit have 1,231 base hits, including 270 doubles and 198 homers. Texas has walked 477 times this year and they have struck out on 1,426 occasions. They have had 964 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.96 runs per game and totaled 719 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays (-139)
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