Friday, July 31, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner (11-5) vs. Nicholas Martinez (5-6)
The Texas Rangers host the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park on Friday. Madison Bumgarner is the probable starter for the Giants and he'll face Nicholas Martinez of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +147 and Texas at +147. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants have a 49-46 over/under record and a 55-46 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Rangers have a 45-50 over/under record and a 59-41 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Giants head into this matchup with a 56-45 record, including 26-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner holds a 11-5 record with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.10. In his starts, the Giants are 12-8 over his 131 innings pitched this season while giving up 118 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Giants are 11-9 in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.26 and they've given up 277 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 251 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.08 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.64.
As a team, San Francisco is batting .273, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .277 average away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .329 and they hold a .408 team slugging percentage. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.4 hits per game and Joe Panik leads the team with 113.
With a 17-28 home record, Texas will hope to improve on their 48-52 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.08, Nicholas Martinez will come into this game holding a 5-6 record and a 1.42 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 9-9 and he has allowed 112 hits over 106 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 11-7 when he starts. He is getting 5.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.70 and they have given up 328 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .257 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 280 times and walking 135 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.62 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. Ranked at 14th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .315 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 125.
The Giants have committed 49 errors and have combined for 1067 assists and 2,705 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .979 team fielding percentage while committing 80 errors, accumulating 999 assists and compiling 2,673 put outs.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 49-46 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 55-46 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 45-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 59-41 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
07/29/15 2B Joe Panik Back probable Friday vs Texas Rangers
07/20/15 C Andrew Susac Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/01/15 P Tim Lincecum Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/18/15 2B Marco Scutaro Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17); out for season
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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