Texas Rangers at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tips 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Kolby Allard vs. Gio Gonzalez
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (58-56, 3rd in AL West) are headed to Miller Park on Friday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (60-56, 2nd in NL Central).
The Rangers have been good for MLB wagerers, having gone 58-56-0 SU. The Brewers cover 51.7% of the time, going 60-56-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a solid Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 53-58-3.
The Rangers cover 40.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 23-34-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee is covering 57.9% of the time at Miller Park, going 33-24-0 SU.
The Brewers have been a solid Under bet for O/U wagerers, 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 Expected to be out until at least 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 Expected to be out until at least 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 Kolby Allard is expected to make his season debut for the Rangers. 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 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd 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 15th 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
Milwaukee has a 60-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.35, Gio Gonzalez has a 2-1 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.17. 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 4.67. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,018 base knocks and 538 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 398 hitters and struck out 1,054 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 21st in the league. The Brewers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .428. He has 133 hits this year along with 84 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .705 with an OPS+ of 185. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .313. He has collected 107 hits in 428 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 75 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Brewers as a unit have 976 base hits, including 193 doubles and 184 homers. Milwaukee has walked 426 times this year and they have struck out on 1,093 occasions. They have had 809 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 549 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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