Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Tips 4/9/2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Zack Greinke
The Texas Rangers visit Chase Field on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +133 and Arizona at -143. The Rangers have a 5-5-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 7-3-0 against the run line and have a 7-2-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-2-1 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 7-3-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/05/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 10-day IL (04/05)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 5-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.63 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 10 strikeouts over his 11.2 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 43 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 33 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Texas allows 10.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 98 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 68. They have walked 5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.68 and their FIP as a unit is 5.53.
As a team Texas is hitting .239, good for 15th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .366 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 15 hits this season in 41 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 129. Joey Gallo is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .447. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 28 at bats. His OPS+ is 210 while his slugging percentage is at .714. The Rangers have 76 hits, including 15 doubles and 14 home runs. Texas has walked 41 times so far this season and they have struck out 97 times as a unit. They have left 59 men on base and have a team OPS of .767. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 49 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 5-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.31, Zack Greinke has a 1-1 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 9.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 13 hits. He's allowing 12.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.32 and they have given up 46 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .311 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 24 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 6.3. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 95 base knocks and 63 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 47 hitters and struck out 76 batters. They give up a walk 4.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.58 while their FIP as a staff is 6.21.
As a team, they are batting .288, good for 3rd in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .528 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.7 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .364 with an OBP of .378. He has 16 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 44 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .727 with an OPS+ of 178. Christian Walker is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 8 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .690. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 107 base hits, including 30 doubles and 19 homers. Arizona has walked 25 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 62 men left on base and have an OPS of .859. They have scored 6.1 runs per game and totaled 61 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -143
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