Texas Rangers at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 6/15/2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Tanner Roark
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (36-32, 2nd in AL West) head to Great American Ball Park on Saturday where they'll meet the Cincinnati Reds (30-36, 4th in NL Central). The line on this contest has the Rangers priced at +106 and the Reds are at -116. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Rangers have been good for baseball bettors, having gone 36-32-0 SU. Cincinnati covers 45.5% of the time, going 30-36-0 straight up. The Reds have been excellent for MLB bettors as favorites, going 16-10-0 SU. Texas covers 46.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 23-26-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been an inconsistent Under option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 34-33-1.
The Rangers cover 37.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 12-20-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Reds cover 50.0% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 14-14-0 SU.
The Reds have been a terrible Over option for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 23-41-2.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/12/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/11/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/11/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/7/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/6/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
6/6/2019 Willie Calhoun LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
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 Cincinnati Reds Injuries
6/12/2019 Joey Votto 1B Back Probable for Jun 14
6/10/2019 Alex Blandino SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/9/2019 Robert Stephenson RP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
5/31/2019 Alex Wood SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
5/26/2019 Scooter Gennett 2B Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 36-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 93 strikeouts over his 89.1 innings pitched and he's given up 77 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 283 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen and they've struck out 245 hitters and walked 117 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 642 base hits and 329 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 250 batters and struck out 570. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Texas is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Rangers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 67 hits this season in 237 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 129. Nomar Mazara is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 65 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 245 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Rangers have 601 hits, including 142 doubles and 93 home runs. Texas has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 669 times as a unit. They have left 463 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 386 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 30-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.74, Tanner Roark has a 4-5 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 69 strikeouts over the 67.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.54 and they have given up 198 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 257 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Cincinnati allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 510 base knocks and 233 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 635 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Reds hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Eugenio Suarez comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .337. He has 63 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 242 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 112. Jose Iglesias is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 63 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Reds as a unit have 515 base hits, including 94 doubles and 90 homers. Cincinnati has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 578 occasions. They have had 414 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 281 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds -116
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