Monday, September 28, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander (4-8) vs. Colby Lewis (17-8)
The Texas Rangers host the Detroit Tigers at Globe Life Park on Monday. The Tigers send Justin Verlander to the mound to face Colby Lewis of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Detroit at +116 and Texas at -126. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Tigers, with a 72-82 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 83-64 over/under record. The Rangers are 93-61 against the run line and have a 68-76 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
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The Tigers come into this game with a 72-82 record, and they are 34-40 away from home. Justin Verlander has a 4-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.49 and a 1.08 WHIP. In his starts, the Tigers are 6-12 over his 121.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 102 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Tigers are 11-7 in his starts. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.47 and they've given up 509 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen while being struck out 384 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Detroit has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.88 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69.
As a team, Detroit is batting .271, good for 1st in the league while putting together a .268 average away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Tigers sit at .327 and they hold a .421 team slugging percentage. They rank 1st in baseball with 9.44 hits per game and Ian Kinsler leads the team with 183.
With a 84-70 overall record, Texas will come into this game 39-35 at home. Colby Lewis has a record of 17-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.36 on the year with a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 17-14 and he has allowed 195 hits over 196 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 18-11 when he starts. He is getting 5.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.15 and they have given up 454 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .244 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 441 times and walking 191 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.78 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league while putting together a .275 average at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .325 and they hold a .413 team slugging percentage. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.79 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 179.
The Tigers have committed 77 errors and have combined for 1,551 assists and 4,162 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .980 team fielding percentage while committing 115 errors, accumulating 1,601 assists and compiling 4,115 put outs.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 83-64 against the over/under so far this season
The Detroit Tigers are 72-82 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 68-76 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 93-61 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/24/15 P Bruce Rondon Disciplinary out for season
09/04/15 SS Jose Iglesias Finger out indefinitely
08/20/15 P Anibal Sanchez Rotator Cuff Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/20)
05/08/15 P Joe Nathan Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7), out for season
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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