Sunday, September 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Colby Lewis (14-7) vs. Hector Santiago (7-9)
The Texas Rangers head to Angel Stadium on Sunday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Colby Lewis for the Rangers and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +116 and Los Angeles at -126. The over/under was set at 8. The Rangers, with a 81-52 run line record, cover the spread 61% of the time. They also have a 57-68 over/under record. The Angels have a 64-65 over/under record and a 58-76 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
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The Rangers come into this game with a 70-63 record, and they are 38-31 away from home. Colby Lewis has a 14-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.50 and a 1.22 WHIP. He's pitched 170 innings thus far while surrendering 171 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rangers are 14-13. Against the over/under, the Rangers are 16-9 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.48 and they've given up 412 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen while being struck out 373 times and walking 174 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.18 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.73 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.35.
Texas ranks 9th in the league in team batting average at .257 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rangers sit at .320 and they hold a .409 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game and Prince Fielder leads the team with 158.
With a 68-66 overall record, Los Angeles will come into this game 40-27 at home. Hector Santiago has a record of 7-9 while sporting an earned run average of 3.37 on the year with a 1.23 WHIP. He's pitched 152.1 innings thus far while surrendering 133 hits over that time in which the Angels are 12-14. Against the over/under, the Angels are 13-13 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.77 and they have given up 367 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .246 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 340 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.21 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.43.
They rank 20th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .256 at home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Angels sit at .327 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.35 hits per game and Mike Trout leads the team with 141.
The Rangers have committed 94 errors and have combined for 1,372 assists and 3,560 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 79 errors, accumulating 1,236 assists and compiling 3,575 put outs.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 57-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 81-52 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 64-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-76 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/02/15 P Alex Claudio Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/1)
08/25/15 CF Leonys Martin Hand Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
08/13/15 1B Kyle Blanks Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/17)
08/02/15 P Tanner Scheppers Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
08/01/15 C Robinson Chirinos Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
05/29/15 P Nick Tepesch Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/7)
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
Los Angeles Angels
08/26/15 2B Johnny Giavotella Eye Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/21)
07/31/15 P C.J. Wilson Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29); out for season
04/16/15 P Tyler Skaggs Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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