Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins MLB Tips 7/7/2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Devin Smeltzer
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (47-41, 3rd in AL West) head to Target Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Minnesota Twins (55-32, 1st in AL Central). The Rangers open this matchup at +148 while the Twins are coming in at -158. The O/U is set at 9.
The Rangers have been a decent play for baseball wagerers, having gone 47-41-0 SU. Minnesota is covering 63.2% of the time, going 55-32-0 straight up. The Twins have been very good for wagerers as favorites, going 37-21-0 SU. Texas has went 29-33-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 46.8% of the time.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a pretty good Under bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 41-45-2.
The Rangers cover 42.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 18-24-0 straight up.
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Twins cover 65.8% of the time at Target Field, going 27-14-0 SU.
The Twins have been a less than ideal Under bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 45-37-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/5/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 6
7/5/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/2/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
7/1/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
6/20/2019 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/19/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
6/15/2019 Yohander Mendez RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
5/22/2019 Edinson Volquez SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
7/3/2019 Jake Odorizzi SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
6/28/2019 Eddie Rosario LF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/27/2019 Willians Astudillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 47-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 2.54 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 114 strikeouts over his 117 innings pitched and he's given up 91 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 351 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 314 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.86. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 822 base hits and 423 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 307 batters and struck out 744. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Texas is hitting .254, good for 12th in the league. The Rangers hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 98 hits this season in 319 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 102. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 87 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 313 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .486. The Rangers have 763 hits, including 182 doubles and 122 home runs. Texas has walked 310 times so far this season and they have struck out 869 times as a unit. They have left 579 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 477 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 55-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.65, Devin Smeltzer has a 0-1 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 12.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 8 hits. He's allowing 5.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 290 batters and walked 113 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 740 base knocks and 348 earned runs this season. They have given up 106 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 249 hitters and struck out 749 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.14.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 1st in the league. The Twins hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .344. He has 84 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 313 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 130. Jorge Polanco is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 109 hits in 347 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 136 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Twins as a unit have 844 base hits, including 185 doubles and 165 homers. Minnesota has walked 264 times this year and they have struck out on 699 occasions. They have had 598 men left on base and have an OPS of .837. They have scored 5.76 runs per game and totaled 501 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins -158
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