Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers (0-0) vs. Yovani Gallardo (7-9)
The Texas Rangers host the Houston Astros at Globe Life Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Yovani Gallardo for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -125 and Texas at +115. The over/under was set at 9. The Astros have a 49-52 over/under record and a 61-45 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Rangers are 62-42 against the run line and have a 47-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
The Astros come into this game with a 60-46 record, and they are 22-28 away from home. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers will be making his first start of the season for the Astros since being traded from the Brewers. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen while being struck out 294 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47.
Houston ranks 25th in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .242 on the road. The Astros hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.21 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 119.
With a 51-53 overall record, Texas will come into this game 20-29 at home. With an earned run average of 3.39, Yovani Gallardo will come into this game holding a 7-9 record and a 1.34 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 11-11 and he has allowed 122 hits over 127.1 innings pitched this season. The Rangers are also 8-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 290 times and walking 138 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.61 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52.
They rank 15th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .261 at home. The Rangers hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 130.
Houston has a team fielding percentage of .987 after having committed 53 errors with 1,139 assists and 2,840 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 81 errors, accumulating 1059 assists and compiling 2,787 put outs.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 49-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 61-45 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 47-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 62-42 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14), out for season
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Hip Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/18/15 C Carlos Corporan Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/13)
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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