Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (17-7) vs. Martin Perez (2-5)
The Texas Rangers welcome the Houston Astros to Globe Life Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Martin Perez for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -144 and Texas at +134. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Astros, with a 76-68 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 63-73 over/under record. The Rangers are 86-57 against the run line and have a 59-75 over/under record. They cover the spread 60% of the time.
The Astros come into this game with a 77-67 record, and they are 29-43 away from home. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel holds a 17-7 record with an earned run average of 2.22 and a WHIP of 1.00. The Astros are 20-9 over his 206.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 160 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Astros are 13-16 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.96 and they've given up 307 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 405 and walked 121 batters this season while opposing teams hit .205 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.98 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.89 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.39, they are 4th in the league.
Houston is batting .244 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .240 away from home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .310 and they hold a .424 team slugging percentage. With 174 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 8.19.
With a 76-67 overall record, Texas will come into this game 35-33 at home. With an earned run average of 5.43, Martin Perez will come into this game holding a 2-5 record and a 1.50 WHIP. The Rangers have a record of 5-5 over the 54.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 64 hits. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 3-7 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.32 and they have given up 426 hits on the season. The Rangers bullpen has struck out 404 batters and walked 183 this season while opposing teams have hit .249 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.08 hits per game and are averaging 6.77 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.30, they are 24th in the league.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .272 at home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .320 and they hold a .405 team slugging percentage. With 164 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 16th in hits per game with 8.59.
The Astros have committed 70 errors and have combined for 1,455 assists and 3,851 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Rangers have accumulated 105 errors while having 1,477 assists and 3,821 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 63-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 76-68 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 59-75 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 86-57 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/15/15 SS Jed Lowrie Foot "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
09/15/15 2B Marwin Gonzalez Finger out indefinitely
09/15/15 CF Carlos Gomez Side expected to miss series vs. Texas Rangers
09/11/15 P Scott Feldman Shoulder out for season
08/30/15 C Jason Castro Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/29)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 60 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); out for season
09/10/15 RF Josh Hamilton Knee out indefinitely
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 CF Leonys Martin Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
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
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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