Texas Rangers at Cincinnati Reds MLB Tips 6/16/2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Sonny Gray
Jose Iglesias and the Cincinnati Reds (30-37, 5th in NL Central) play the Texas Rangers (37-32, 2nd in AL West) at Great American Ball Park on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Rangers open this game at +139 while the Reds are coming in at -149. The total opens at 9.
The Rangers have been a pretty good pick for MLB bettors, having gone 37-32-0 SU. The Reds are covering 44.8% of the time, going 30-37-0 straight up. The Reds have been a great pick for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 16-11-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 48.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 24-26-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a decent Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 34-34-1.
Texas covers 39.4% of the time away from home, having gone 13-20-0 straight up.
Important Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati covers 48.3% of the time at Great American Ball Park, going 14-15-0 SU.
The Reds have been an excellent Under option for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 23-42-2.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/14/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
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 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
5/30/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/29/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Probable for 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
6/9/2019 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 37-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 41.2 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 287 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 253 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 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 4.82. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 647 base hits and 330 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 251 batters and struck out 582. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Texas is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .316. He has 66 hits this season in 250 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 92. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 241 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .506. The Rangers have 609 hits, including 144 doubles and 94 home runs. Texas has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 681 times as a unit. They have left 472 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 5.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 393 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cincinnati has a 30-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Sonny Gray has a 2-5 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 55 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Reds bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 265 batters and walked 88 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 3.63. The Reds pitchers as a team have surrendered 518 base knocks and 240 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Cincinnati as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 647 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 26th in the league. The Reds hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Jose Iglesias comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .338. He has 63 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 214 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .421 with an OPS+ of 94. Eugenio Suarez is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .336. He has collected 63 hits in 245 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Reds as a unit have 520 base hits, including 95 doubles and 91 homers. Cincinnati has walked 205 times this year and they have struck out on 590 occasions. They have had 419 men left on base and have an OPS of .704. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 282 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Reds MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Reds -149
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