Sunday, July 19, 2015
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yovani Gallardo (7-8) vs. Dallas Keuchel (11-4)
The Houston Astros welcome the Texas Rangers to Minute Maid Park on Sunday. Yovani Gallardo is the probable starter for the Rangers and he'll face Dallas Keuchel of the Astros. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +143 and Houston at -153. The over/under was set at 7. The Rangers have a 38-46 over/under record and a 52-37 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Astros have a 41-46 over/under record and a 51-41 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 42-47 record, including 26-21 on the road. Yovani Gallardo has a 7-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.62 and a 1.23 WHIP. The Rangers are 9-10 over his 113.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 99 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 5-13 in his starts. He is getting 3.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 280 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen while being struck out 241 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.12 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.53 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.21.
As a team, Texas is batting .248, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.47 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 114.
With a 29-16 home record, Houston will hope to improve on their 50-42 overall mark. Dallas Keuchel has a record of 11-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.23 on the year with a 1.00 WHIP. The Astros have a record of 13-6 over the 137.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 104 hits. Against the over/under, the Astros are 8-11 when he starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Astros bullpen while being struck out 260 times and walking 81 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 8.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .237 average at home. The Astros hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.03 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 896 assists and 2,384 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 47 errors, accumulating 987 assists and compiling 2,460 put outs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 38-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 52-37 against the run line so far this season
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 41-46 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 51-41 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 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
07/18/15 1B Chris Carter Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. Texas Rangers
07/18/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs. Texas Rangers
07/02/15 RF George Springer Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
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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