Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians MLB Game Picks 8/7/2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Mike Clevinger
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (58-54, 3rd in AL West) head to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (66-46, 2nd in AL Central).
The Rangers have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 58-54-0 SU. The Indians cover 58.9% of the time, going 66-46-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 53-56-3.
Texas is covering 41.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 23-32-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 60.0% of the time at Progressive Field, going 36-24-0 SU.
The Indians have been an excellent Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 48-60-4.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/5/2019 Shawn Kelley RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
8/5/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
7/31/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/26/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Joey Gallo CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
8/5/2019 Tyler Naquin RF Ribs Probable for Aug 6
8/5/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
8/5/2019 Jordan Luplow RF Hamstring Probable for Aug 6
8/4/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/4/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/4/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/4/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/2/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/12/2019 Cody Anderson RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 58-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 14-6 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 170 strikeouts over his 148 innings pitched and he's given up 143 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 431 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 411 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.92. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,047 base hits and 545 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 960. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rangers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 117 hits this season in 410 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 86. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Rangers have 973 hits, including 221 doubles and 160 home runs. Texas has walked 374 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,111 times as a unit. They have left 733 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 66-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.07, Mike Clevinger has a 6-2 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 55.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 357 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 879 base knocks and 409 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 1,052 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .354. He has 118 hits this year along with 48 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .531 with an OPS+ of 126. Carlos Santana is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 110 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Indians as a unit have 934 base hits, including 195 doubles and 151 homers. Cleveland has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 908 occasions. They have had 749 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 520 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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