Saturday, August 1, 2015
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Christopher Heston (11-5) vs. Cole Hamels (0-0)
The San Francisco Giants take on the Texas Rangers on Saturday at Globe Life Park. Christopher Heston is the probable starter for the Giants and he'll face Cole Hamels of the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +128 and Texas at -138. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Giants, with a 55-46 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 49-46 over/under record. The Rangers have a 46-50 over/under record and a 60-41 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 59% of the time.
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The Giants come into this game with a 56-45 record, and they are 26-22 away from home. Christopher Heston has a 11-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.14 and a 1.15 WHIP. He's pitched 126 innings thus far while surrendering 110 hits over that time and when he starts, the Giants are 13-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-9. His teammates are averaging 5.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 277 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.26. The bullpen has struck out 251 and walked 92 batters this season while opposing teams hit .238 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.46 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.08 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.64, they are 12th in the league.
San Francisco ranks 3rd in the league in team batting average at .273 while hitting .277 on the road. The Giants on-base percentage sits at .329, which puts them at 3rd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .408. With 113 hits, Joe Panik leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.4.
With a 49-52 overall record, Texas will come into this game 18-28 at home. Cole Hamels will be making his first start for the Rangers since his trade from the Phillies. The bullpen has given up 331 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.68. The Rangers bullpen has struck out 285 batters and walked 137 this season while opposing teams have hit .257 against them. Texas has a team average of 9.34 hits per game and are averaging 6.61 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.54, they are 28th in the league.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .251 average while hitting .258 at home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. With 126 hits, Prince Fielder leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.59.
In terms of team defense, the Giants have a fielding percentage of .987 with 49 total errors, 1067 assists and 2,705 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Rangers have accumlated 80 errors while having 1011 assists and 2,700 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
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 46-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 60-41 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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