Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Point Spread Picks 6/29/2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Brendan McKay
Shin-Soo Choo and the Texas Rangers (45-36, 2nd in AL West) head to Tropicana Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (46-35, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this contest at -180 while the Rangers are priced at +170. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Rangers have been awful for oddsmakers, having gone 45-36-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 56.8% of the time, going 46-35-0 straight up. The Rays have been awful for oddsmakers as the favorite, going 35-27-0 SU. The Rangers are covering 49.1% of the time as the underdog, having gone 28-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been an inconsistent Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 38-42-1.
Texas covers 44.7% of the time on the road, having gone 17-21-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 52.6% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 20-18-0 SU.
The Rays have been an excellent Under play for over/under wagerers, having gone 34-42-5.
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 Taylor Hearn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
6/20/2019 Kyle Dowdy RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
6/19/2019 Luke Farrell SP Jaw Expected to be out until at least Jul 11
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
6/15/2019 Clayton Blackburn RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
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 Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/28/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 30
6/27/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 29
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
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 45-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 4.14 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 66 strikeouts over his 82.2 innings pitched and he's given up 96 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 289 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 4.74. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 753 base hits and 381 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 285 batters and struck out 673. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.71.
As a team Texas is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 81 hits this season in 284 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 125. Elvis Andrus is hitting .307 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 293 at bats. His OPS+ is 105 while his slugging percentage is at .461. The Rangers have 712 hits, including 169 doubles and 115 home runs. Texas has walked 291 times so far this season and they have struck out 799 times as a unit. They have left 543 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 447 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 46-35 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.46 and they have given up 323 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 363 batters and walked 137 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.23. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 608 base knocks and 264 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 240 hitters and struck out 763 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.54.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it in it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .336. He has 73 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 266 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .523 with an OPS+ of 126. Austin Meadows is hitting .300 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 73 hits in 243 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Rays as a unit have 718 base hits, including 140 doubles and 101 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 268 times this year and they have struck out on 763 occasions. They have had 588 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 372 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +170
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