Monday, July 20, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Nicholas Martinez (5-5) vs. Christopher Rusin (3-3)
The Texas Rangers visit Coors Field on Monday to play the Colorado Rockies. The Rangers send Nicholas Martinez to the mound to face Christopher Rusin of the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +117 and Colorado at -127. The over/under was set at 11. The Rangers have a 40-46 over/under record and a 53-38 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Rockies are 47-43 against the run line and have a 46-41 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 43-48 record, including 27-22 on the road. Nicholas Martinez has a 5-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.43 and a 1.37 WHIP. In his starts, the Rangers are 9-7 over his 97 innings pitched this season while giving up 99 hits during those innings. The Rangers are also 9-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.2 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 290 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.50. Opposing teams are hitting .255 against the Rangers bullpen while walking 114 times and striking out 246 times. Texas is averaging 6.55 strikeouts per game while getting 9.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.22.
Texas is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Rangers on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 17th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .405. Prince Fielder leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 15th in baseball with 8.53 hits per game.
With a 21-24 home record, Colorado will hope to improve on their 39-51 overall mark. Christopher Rusin has a record of 3-3 while sporting an earned run average of 3.98 on the year with a 1.51 WHIP. In his starts, the Rockies are 2-6 and he has allowed 65 hits over 54.1 innings pitched this season. The Rockies are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 312 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.54. Opposing teams are hitting .264 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 105 times and striking out 259 times. Colorado is averaging 6.89 strikeouts per game while getting 9.69 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81.
They are batting .272 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .305 at home. The Rockies on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .436. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 100 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.3 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Rangers have a fielding percentage of .979 with 70 total errors, 904 assists and 2,411 put outs. The Rockies have committed 53 errors on the season with 1010 assists and 2,362 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 40-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 53-38 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 46-41 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 47-43 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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 season04/04/15 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
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)06/18/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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