Texas Rangers at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tips 8/11/2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Jordan Lyles
Miller Park is the site where Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers (60-56, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Texas Rangers (58-56, 3rd in AL West) on Sunday.
The Rangers have been hot and cold for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 58-56-0 SU. Milwaukee covers 51.7% of the time, going 60-56-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 53-58-3.
Texas covers 40.4% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-34-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee covers 57.9% of the time at Miller Park, going 33-24-0 SU.
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 52-60-4.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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 Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/7/2019 Christian Yelich RF Back Probable for Aug 9
8/7/2019 Zach Davies SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2019 Lorenzo Cain CF Knee Probable for Aug 9
8/6/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
8/4/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/26/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/22/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 58-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.06 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 148 strikeouts over his 147 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.76 and they have given up 436 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 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 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 1,059 base hits and 551 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 395 batters and struck out 973. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 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 .252, good for 16th in the league. The Rangers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 112 hits this season in 406 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 116. Elvis Andrus is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 415 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .414. The Rangers have 983 hits, including 222 doubles and 161 home runs. Texas has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,133 times as a unit. They have left 741 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 595 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 60-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Jordan Lyles has a 7-7 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 92.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 93 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 419 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 522 batters and walked 201 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,024 base knocks and 539 earned runs this season. They have given up 160 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 401 hitters and struck out 1,063 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .314. He has 108 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .365 with an OPS+ of 75. Christian Yelich is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .428. He has collected 133 hits in 396 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 185 and a slugging percentage of .705. The Brewers as a unit have 986 base hits, including 196 doubles and 186 homers. Milwaukee has walked 429 times this year and they have struck out on 1,101 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 557 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers
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