Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Game Picks 6/28/2019
Friday, June 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Yonny Chirinos
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (45-35, 2nd in AL East) host the Texas Rangers (44-36, 2nd in AL West) at Tropicana Field on Friday, June 28, 2019. The Rays open this game at -154 while the Rangers are coming in at +144. The over/under has been set at 9.5.
The Rangers have been a good pick for wagerers, having gone 44-36-0 SU. The Rays are covering 56.2% of the time, going 45-35-0 straight up. The Rays have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 35-27-0 SU. Texas is covering 49.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 28-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a decent Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 38-41-1.
The Rangers are covering 43.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 16-21-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 52.6% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 20-18-0 SU.
The Rays have been a decent Under bet for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 34-41-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/26/2019 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/25/2019 Hunter Pence DH Groin Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
6/24/2019 Asdrubal Cabrera 3B Suspension Suspended until 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 Scott Heineman LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
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
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/25/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/24/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/24/2019 Diego Castillo RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
6/22/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
6/22/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
6/19/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 27
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 44-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 4.32 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 108 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 286 hitters and walked 133 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 744 base hits and 380 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 284 batters and struck out 666. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.74.
As a team Texas is hitting .257, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 89 hits this season in 289 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 105. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 282 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rangers have 707 hits, including 168 doubles and 113 home runs. Texas has walked 288 times so far this season and they have struck out 786 times as a unit. They have left 538 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 45-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Yonny Chirinos has a 7-3 record and a 0.97 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 87 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 344 batters and walked 132 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 599 base knocks and 262 earned runs this season. They have given up 75 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 235 hitters and struck out 741 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .305 with an OBP of .381. He has 72 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 236 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .547 with an OPS+ of 145. Brandon Lowe is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 73 hits in 262 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Rays as a unit have 710 base hits, including 139 doubles and 101 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out on 746 occasions. They have had 577 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 367 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -154
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