Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers MLB Point Spread Picks 6/26/2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Matthew Boyd
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (42-36, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Comerica Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Detroit Tigers (26-47, 4th in AL Central). The Tigers open this contest at +103 while the Rangers are priced at -113. The total is set at 9.
The Rangers have been solid for baseball bettors, having gone 42-36-0 SU. Detroit covers 35.6% of the time, going 26-47-0 straight up. The Rangers have been a strong bet for wagerers as favorites, going 15-7-0 SU. Detroit has went 19-40-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 32.2% of the time.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been an inconsistent Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 38-39-1.
The Rangers cover 40.0% of the time on the road, having gone 14-21-0 straight up.
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers cover 31.4% of the time at Comerica Park, going 11-24-0 SU.
The Tigers have been an inconsistent Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 32-36-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/24/2019 Asdrubal Cabrera 3B Suspension Suspended until Jun 28
6/21/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/20/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/20/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/19/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/19/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw 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 Mike Minor has a 7-4 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 103 strikeouts over his 103.2 innings pitched and he's given up 84 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. 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 21st 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 8th 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 12th 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. Elvis Andrus is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 85 hits this season in 280 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 105. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .388. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 277 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .505. 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 3.61, Matthew Boyd has a 5-5 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 94.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 86 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.38. 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 24th 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 11th 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. Nicholas Castellanos comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .328. He has 76 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 283 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 103. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 73 hits in 247 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .389. 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 -113
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