Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians MLB Point Spread Picks 8/5/2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ariel Jurado vs. Aaron Civale
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (56-54, 3rd in AL West) travel to Progressive Field on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (65-45, 2nd in AL Central).
The Rangers have been inconsistent for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 56-54-0 SU. The Indians cover 59.1% of the time, going 65-45-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a dicey Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 52-55-3.
The Rangers cover 40.7% of the time on the road, having gone 22-32-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Indians cover 60.3% of the time at Progressive Field, going 35-23-0 SU.
The Indians have been a dicey Over play for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 48-58-4.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
8/2/2019 Shawn Kelley RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/31/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Jesse Biddle RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/28/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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
7/13/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
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
8/3/2019 Corey Kluber SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/3/2019 Bradley Zimmer CF Side Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/2/2019 Danny Salazar SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
8/2/2019 Tyler Olson RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/31/2019 Carlos Carrasco SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/31/2019 Dan Otero RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/26/2019 Jefry Rodriguez SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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 56-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ariel Jurado has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.92 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 86 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 183 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,029 base hits and 543 earned runs. They have allowed 164 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 385 batters and struck out 947. 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 4.79.
As a team Texas is hitting .254, 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 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 115 hits this season in 402 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 87. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 108 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Rangers have 960 hits, including 217 doubles and 159 home runs. Texas has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,093 times as a unit. They have left 722 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 584 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 65-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Aaron Civale has a 1-0 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 354 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8 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 3.74. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 869 base knocks and 406 earned runs this season. They have given up 140 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 313 hitters and struck out 1,034 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 17th in the league. The Indians hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .357. He has 117 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 381 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .530 with an OPS+ of 126. Carlos Santana is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 107 hits in 384 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Indians as a unit have 916 base hits, including 190 doubles and 148 homers. Cleveland has walked 380 times this year and they have struck out on 891 occasions. They have had 733 men left on base and have an OPS of .751. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 514 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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