Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles MLB Tips 9/8/2019
Sunday, September 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Asher Wojciechowski
Trey Mancini and the Baltimore Orioles (46-95, 5th in AL East) play the Texas Rangers (70-73, 3rd in AL West) at Oriole Park on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The line on this contest has the Rangers coming in at -135 and the Orioles are at +125. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Rangers have been a decent play for wagerers, having gone 70-73-0 SU. The Orioles are covering 32.6% of the time, going 46-95-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a good Over pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 63-76-4.
The Rangers are covering 40.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 30-44-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles are covering 31.4% of the time at Oriole Park, going 22-48-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a good Over pick for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 70-61-10.
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Key Texas Rangers Injuries
9/6/2019 Nomar Mazara RF Oblique Probable for Sep 7
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 70-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 180 strikeouts over his 181.2 innings pitched and he's given up 158 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 543 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 524 hitters and walked 231 batters. 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 4.88. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,326 base hits and 688 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 501 batters and struck out 1,203. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Texas is hitting .245, good for 24th 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 145 hits this season in 526 at bats with 63 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 79. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 499 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Rangers have 1,199 hits, including 265 doubles and 195 home runs. Texas has walked 471 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,409 times as a unit. They have left 944 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 700 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 46-95 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.12, Asher Wojciechowski has a 2-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 66 strikeouts over the 65 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.05 and they have given up 603 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 529 batters and walked 253 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 5.71. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,335 base knocks and 790 earned runs this season. They have given up 273 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 489 hitters and struck out 1,074 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 5.67.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Orioles hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .351. He has 144 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 519 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 127. Jonathan Villar is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 153 hits in 548 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Orioles as a unit have 1,194 base hits, including 219 doubles and 180 homers. Baltimore has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out on 1,246 occasions. They have had 909 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 617 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles (+125)
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