Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: Texas Rangers vs San Francisco Giants
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Rangers (-155) Giants (+140)
Rougned Odor and the Texas Rangers (2-3, 3rd in AL West) head to Oracle Park on Friday where they'll meet the San Francisco Giants (3-3, 4th in NL West). The Giants open this contest at +140 while the Rangers are coming in at -155. The total has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Mike Minor and Logan Webb.
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
7/29/2020 Jose Leclerc RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/28/2020 Corey Kluber SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/27/2020 Joely Rodriguez RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/24/2020 Rafael Montero RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/28/2020 Brock Burke SP Shoulder Out for the season
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
7/30/2020 Jarlin Garcia SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/30/2020 Brandon Belt 1B Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
7/27/2020 Reyes Moronta RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/20/2020 Evan Longoria 3B Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/29/2020 Tyler Beede SP Elbow Out for the season
3/10/2020 Aramis Garcia C Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 2-3 overall record this season. Minor has taken the ball for 1,100 innings and is sitting with 992 strikeouts during his career. His ERA is 3.89 (476 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.221. He has given up 1,027 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 316 free passes. Minor (70-61 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.02 while going up against 4,562 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 22 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Texas allows 6 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.4. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 30 base hits and 12 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 21 batters and struck out 50. They have walked 4.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 2.97.
As a team Texas is hitting .181, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .316 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .278, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 5.6 hits per game. Rougned Odor is hitting .176 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 3 hits this season in 17 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 112. Elvis Andrus is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 17 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .235. The Rangers have 28 hits, including 5 doubles and 4 home runs. Texas has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 40 times as a unit. They have left 34 men on base and have a team OPS of .595. They score 2.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 13 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his MLB career, Webb has conceded 50 base knocks and he has 39 strikeouts in 43 innings. He has allowed a total of 24 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.505 and a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.60 and he has faced 192 hitters in his career. Webb (2-3 record in his career) has a 5.00 ERA and has conceded 10.4 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 29 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Giants bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 16 opposing hitters. As a team, San Francisco allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 55 base knocks and 28 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. San Francisco as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 34 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 5.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.56 while their FIP as a staff is 5.68.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 10th in the league. The Giants hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Wilmer Flores comes into this matchup batting .280 with an OBP of .280. He has 7 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 25 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 91. Mike Yastrzemski is hitting .409 this season and he has an OBP of .500. He has collected 9 hits in 22 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 257 and a slugging percentage of .773. The Giants as a unit have 47 base hits, including 4 doubles and 6 homers. San Francisco has walked 12 times this year and they have struck out on 52 occasions. They have had 33 men left on base and have an OPS of .648. They have scored 3.33 runs per game and totaled 20 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Giants MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Giants (+140)
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