Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox MLB Game Picks 6/13/2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. David Price
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (36-30, 2nd in AL West) head to Fenway Park on Thursday where they'll take on the Boston Red Sox (34-34, 3rd in AL East). The Red Sox open this contest at -195 while the Rangers are priced at +182. The total opens at 9.
The Rangers have been a decent pick for bettors, having gone 36-30-0 SU. The Red Sox are covering 50.0% of the time, going 34-34-0 straight up. The Red Sox have been a decent pick for bettors as a favorite, going 30-27-0 SU. Texas covers 48.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 23-24-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a less than ideal Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 33-32-1.
Texas covers 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 12-18-0 straight up.
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Red Sox are covering 46.9% of the time at Fenway Park, going 15-17-0 SU.
The Red Sox have been an awful Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 37-29-2.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/11/2019 Drew Smyly SP Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/11/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/11/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/7/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/6/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
6/6/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/2/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/30/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/29/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
4/1/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
6/9/2019 Nathan Eovaldi SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/9/2019 Steve Pearce 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/9/2019 Brian Johnson RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
6/9/2019 Tyler Thornburg RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/8/2019 Mitch Moreland 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/8/2019 Hector Velazquez RP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/6/2019 Tzu-Wei Lin 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
6/1/2019 Blake Swihart C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/28/2019 Dustin Pedroia 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
11/1/2019 Austin Maddox RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 36-30 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 53 strikeouts over his 67.2 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 10.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 239 hitters and walked 113 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 623 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 244 batters and struck out 551. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Texas is hitting .258, good for 8th in the league. The Rangers hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 66 hits this season in 229 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .520 and an OPS+ of 130. Nomar Mazara is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 236 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Rangers have 587 hits, including 136 doubles and 93 home runs. Texas has walked 242 times so far this season and they have struck out 648 times as a unit. They have left 443 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 377 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 34-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.70, David Price has a 4-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 60 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 226 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 299 batters and walked 105 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 562 base knocks and 300 earned runs this season. They have given up 87 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 679 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .386. He has 68 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .453 with an OPS+ of 122. J.D. Martinez is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 66 hits in 219 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .530. The Red Sox as a unit have 606 base hits, including 129 doubles and 93 homers. Boston has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out on 567 occasions. They have had 486 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -195
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