Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers MLB Point Spread Picks 6/25/2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (42-36, 2nd in AL West) travel to Comerica Park on Tuesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (26-47, 4th in AL Central). The moneyline on this contest has the Rangers priced at -124 and the Tigers are at +114. The total opens at 9.5.
The Rangers have been less than ideal for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 42-36-0 SU. The Tigers are covering 35.6% of the time, going 26-47-0 straight up. The Rangers have been an excellent play for MLB bettors as favorites, going 15-7-0 SU. Detroit covers 32.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 19-40-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a solid Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 38-39-1.
The Rangers are covering 40.0% of the time as the away team, having gone 14-21-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit covers 31.4% of the time at Comerica Park, going 11-24-0 SU.
The Tigers have been a solid Under choice for over/under bettors, having gone 32-36-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/21/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/20/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/20/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/19/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/19/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/19/2019 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/18/2019 Joey Gallo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/17/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
6/15/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Key Detroit Tigers Injuries
6/19/2019 Jordy Mercer SS Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/14/2019 Grayson Greiner C Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/14/2019 Tyson Ross SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/9/2019 Josh Harrison 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
4/30/2019 Matt Moore SP Knee Out for the season
3/23/2019 Michael Fulmer SP Elbow Out for the season
10/25/2019 Artie Lewicki RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 42-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 320 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 283 hitters and walked 130 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 733 base hits and 377 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 279 batters and struck out 649. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team Texas is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 80 hits this season in 277 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 129. Elvis Andrus is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 280 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .464. The Rangers have 687 hits, including 164 doubles and 109 home runs. Texas has walked 284 times so far this season and they have struck out 767 times as a unit. They have left 524 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 435 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 26-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.03, Jordan Zimmermann has a 0-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 34.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.22 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 230 batters and walked 123 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 686 base knocks and 359 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 245 hitters and struck out 589 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .230, good for 28th in the league. The Tigers hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Miguel Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .359. He has 73 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 247 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .389 with an OPS+ of 99. Nicholas Castellanos is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 76 hits in 283 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Tigers as a unit have 575 base hits, including 141 doubles and 64 homers. Detroit has walked 201 times this year and they have struck out on 721 occasions. They have had 493 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.51 runs per game and totaled 260 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers -124
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