Texas Rangers at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Point Spread Picks 6/30/2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez vs. Blake Snell
Elvis Andrus and the Texas Rangers (46-36, 2nd in AL West) go to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll take on the Tampa Bay Rays (46-36, 2nd in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the Rangers priced at +194 and the Rays are at -210. The O/U opens at 8.
The Rangers have been an excellent pick for wagerers, having gone 46-36-0 SU. The Rays cover 56.1% of the time, going 46-36-0 straight up. The Rays have been strong for wagerers as a favorite, going 35-28-0 SU. Texas is covering 50.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 29-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Rangers have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 38-43-1.
The Rangers cover 46.2% of the time on the road, having gone 18-21-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay is covering 51.3% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 20-19-0 SU.
The Rays have been a rough Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 34-43-5.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
6/28/2019 Jeffrey Springs RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
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
6/20/2019 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 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 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 Probable for 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 46-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.07. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 290 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.3 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 4.68. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 756 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 287 batters and struck out 684. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Texas is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .451 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. Elvis Andrus is hitting .307 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 91 hits this season in 296 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 105. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .384. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 288 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .493. The Rangers have 720 hits, including 171 doubles and 115 home runs. Texas has walked 296 times so far this season and they have struck out 805 times as a unit. They have left 549 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 452 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 46-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.01, Blake Snell has a 4-7 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 105 strikeouts over the 79 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 326 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 364 batters and walked 138 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 3.24. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 616 base knocks and 268 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 245 hitters and struck out 769 batters. They give up a walk 3 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 3.53.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .373. He has 73 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 246 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 139. Brandon Lowe is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 74 hits in 269 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Rays as a unit have 721 base hits, including 141 doubles and 101 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 774 occasions. They have had 593 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.54 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 +194
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