Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson (6-5) vs. Matt Harrison (0-0)
The Texas Rangers welcome the Arizona Diamondbacks to Globe Life Park on Wednesday. The Diamondbacks send Jeremy Hellickson to the mound to face Matt Harrison of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Arizona at +122 and Texas at -132. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Diamondbacks, with a 44-38 run line record, cover the spread 54% of the time. They also have a 42-35 over/under record. The Rangers have a 36-42 over/under record and a 51-32 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 61% of the time.
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The Diamondbacks head into this matchup with a 40-42 record, including 18-21 on the road. Jeremy Hellickson has a 6-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.06 and a 1.35 WHIP. The Diamondbacks are 7-9 over his 90.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 97 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Diamondbacks are 7-6 in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.63 and they've given up 267 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .248 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 236 times. Arizona is averaging 6.96 strikeouts per game while getting 8.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 26th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.26.
As a team, Arizona is batting .264, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Diamondbacks sit at .324 and they hold a .403 team slugging percentage. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 103 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.23 hits per game.
With a 15-22 home record, Texas will hope to improve on their 41-42 overall mark. Matt Harrison will be making his first start of the season for the Rangers. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.40 and they have given up 260 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .252 against the Rangers bullpen while walking 103 times and striking out 217 times. Texas is averaging 6.47 strikeouts per game while getting 9.08 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .266 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 18th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .314 and they hold a .401 team slugging percentage. Prince Fielder leads the team in hits with 110 while the team ranks 18th in baseball with 8.48 hits a game.
The Diamondbacks have committed 40 errors and have combined for 867 assists and 2,245 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Rangers have committed 65 errors on the season with 840 assists and 2,225 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .979 on the year.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 42-35 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 44-38 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 36-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 51-32 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/16/15 CF Ender Inciarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/16)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
07/07/15 LF Josh Hamilton Groin is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
05/29/15 P Derek Holland Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/11)
04/06/15 P Lisalverto Bonilla Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/31)
04/06/15 P Yu Darvish Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6), out for season
04/04/15 RF Antoan Richardson Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
04/04/15 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/24), out for season
04/04/15 P Martin Perez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/11)
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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