Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka (7-3) vs. Colby Lewis (10-4)
The Texas Rangers host the New York Yankees at Globe Life Park on Wednesday. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -146 and Texas at +136. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees, with a 52-46 run line record, cover the spread 53% of the time. They also have a 48-46 over/under record. The Rangers have a 44-49 over/under record and a 58-40 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 56-42 record, including 26-25 on the road. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka holds a 7-3 record with an earned run average of 3.64 and a WHIP of 0.99. In his starts, the Yankees are 10-3 over his 81.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 66 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 6-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 238 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.33. Teams are hitting .208 against the bullpen while being struck out 344 times and walking 120 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.34 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91.
New York ranks 10th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .240 on the road. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .430. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.78 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 103.
With a 16-27 home record, Texas will hope to improve on their 47-51 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.49, Colby Lewis will come into this game holding a 10-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 10-10 and he has allowed 125 hits over 126.1 innings pitched this season. The Rangers are also 13-6 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 315 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.55. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 267 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.56 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.40.
They rank 21st in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .258 at home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .315, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.59 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 124.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .982 with 66 total errors, 949 assists and 2,642 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 76 errors, accumulating 982 assists and compiling 2,619 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 48-46 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 52-46 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 44-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 58-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
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
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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