Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles MLB Point Spread Picks 9/5/2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kolby Allard vs. John Means
Oriole Park is the site where Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (46-93, 5th in AL East) will take on the Texas Rangers (68-72, 3rd in AL West) on Thursday. The Rangers open this game at -205 while the Orioles are priced at +172. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been hot and cold for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 68-72-0 SU. Baltimore covers 33.1% of the time, going 46-93-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a solid Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 62-74-4.
Texas covers 39.4% of the time away from home, having gone 28-43-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 32.4% of the time at Oriole Park, going 22-46-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a solid Over choice for over/under wagerers, having gone 69-60-10.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 68-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kolby Allard has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 27 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 536 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 519 hitters and walked 227 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,300 base hits and 677 earned runs. They have allowed 198 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 490 batters and struck out 1,188. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Texas is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .314. He has 142 hits this season in 514 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 81. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Rangers have 1,175 hits, including 261 doubles and 191 home runs. Texas has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,382 times as a unit. They have left 926 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.92 runs per contest and have scored a total of 689 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 46-93 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, John Means has a 10-9 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 99 strikeouts over the 124.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.06 and they have given up 598 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 523 batters and walked 248 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.72. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,318 base knocks and 780 earned runs this season. They have given up 270 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 483 hitters and struck out 1,060 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 5.68.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Orioles hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .347. He has 140 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 511 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .511 with an OPS+ of 124. Jonathan Villar is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 151 hits in 540 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .461. The Orioles as a unit have 1,174 base hits, including 215 doubles and 177 homers. Baltimore has walked 378 times this year and they have struck out on 1,241 occasions. They have had 894 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 610 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers (-205)
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