Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/28/2020
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Diamondbacks (+100) Rangers (-120)
The Arizona Diamondbacks visit Globe Life Park on Tuesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks and Kyle Gibson for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +100 and Texas at -120. The Diamondbacks had a 76-76-10 over/under record and a 85-77-0 run line mark last season. The Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line and had a 75-83-4 over/under record.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 76-76-10 against the over/under last year
The Arizona Diamondbacks were 85-77-0 against the run line last season
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers were 75-83-4 against the over/under last year
The Texas Rangers were 78-84-0 against the run line last season
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
7/26/2020 Yoan Lopez RP Undisclosed Probable for Jul 26
7/26/2020 Jon Duplantier RP Elbow Probable for Jul 26
7/26/2020 Seth Beer 1B Face Probable for Jul 26
7/23/2020 Corbin Martin SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/29/2020 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/26/2020 Isiah Kiner-Falefa C Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/26/2020 Blake Swihart C Thumb Probable for Jul 26
7/24/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
7/16/2020 Brett Martin RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
6/24/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks had a 85-77 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly had a 13-14 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.32. He had 158 strikeouts over his 183.1 innings pitched and he gave up 184 hits. He allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.26 and they gave up 568 base hits on the year. Teams hit .247 against the bullpen while striking out 585 hitters and walking 235 batters. As a team, Arizona allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They were 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively gave up 1,400 base hits and 691 earned runs last year. They allowed 220 home runs last season, ranking them 17th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff walked 516 batters and struck out 1,427. They walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit was 4.40.
As a team Arizona hit .252, good for 14th in the league. The Diamondbacks held a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which was good for 16th in baseball. They ranked 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Nick Ahmed hit .254 with an on-base percentage of .316 last year. He had 141 hits last season in 556 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 93. Christian Walker hit .259 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .348. He totaled 137 hits and he drove in 73 men in 529 at bats. His OPS+ was 111 while his slugging percentage was at .476. The Diamondbacks had 1,419 hits last season, including 288 doubles and 220 home runs. Arizona walked 540 times last year and they struck out 1,360 times as a unit. They left 1,119 men on base and had a team OPS of .757. They scored 5.02 runs per contest and scored a total of 813 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas had a 78-84 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 4.84, Kyle Gibson had a 13-7 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He had 160 strikeouts over the 160 innings he pitched. He also gave up 175 hits. He allowed 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.26. The bullpen had an earned run average of 4.73 and they gave up 631 base hits on the year. Teams hit .256 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers struck out 622 batters and walked 278 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allowed 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They were 24th in the league in team earned run average at 5.06. The Rangers pitchers as a team surrendered 1,515 base knocks and 808 earned runs last season. They gave up 241 home runs last year, which ranked 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff walked 583 hitters and struck out 1,379 batters. They gave up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.46 while their FIP as a staff was 4.84.
As a team, they batted .248, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers held a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which was good for 19th in baseball. They ranked 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Rougned Odor comes into this matchup after batting .205 with an OBP of .283 last season. He had 107 hits last year along with 93 RBI in 522 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 79. Todd Frazier hit .251 last season and he had an OBP of .329. He collected 112 hits in 447 at bats while driving in 67 runs. He had an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Rangers as a unit had 1,374 base hits last season, including 296 doubles and 223 homers. Texas walked 534 times last year and they struck out on 1,578 occasions. They left 1,066 men on base and had an OPS of .750. They scored 5 runs per game and totaled 810 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers (-120)
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