Saturday, July 18, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis (8-4) vs. Scott Feldman (4-4)
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Saturday to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Colby Lewis for the Rangers and Scott Feldman for the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +115 and Houston at -125. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 38-45 over/under record and a 51-37 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Astros are 51-40 against the run line and have a 41-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 42-46 record, including 26-20 on the road. Starting pitcher Colby Lewis holds a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 4.77 and a WHIP of 1.26. The Rangers are 8-10 over his 111.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 116 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-5. He is getting 5.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 237 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.11 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.53 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22.
As a team, Texas is batting .247, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .234 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.4 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 114.
With a 28-16 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 49-42 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.80, Scott Feldman will come into this game holding a 4-4 record and a 1.37 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 5-5 over the 60 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 68 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-6. He is getting 3.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.67 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 258 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 7.93 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .235 average at home. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.02 hits per game and Jose Altuve leads the team with 98.
Texas has a team fielding percentage of .979 after having committed 69 errors with 879 assists and 2,360 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 46 errors, accumulating 975 assists and compiling 2,433 put outs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 38-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 51-37 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 51-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/15/15 P Martin Perez Elbow expected to start Friday vs. Houston Astros
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
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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