Thursday, August 11, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Lucas Harrell
The Colorado Rockies head to Globe Life Park on Thursday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Lucas Harrell for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Colorado at +137 and Texas at -147. The over/under is 10.5. The Rockies have a 51-58-4 over/under mark and a 61-52-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Rangers are 63-51-0 against the run line and have a 55-52-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Rockies head into this game with a 55-58 record, and they are 27-29 on the road. Starting pitcher Chad Bettis has a 10-6 record with an ERA of 5.13 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 103 strikeouts during his 133.1 innings pitched and he has given up 154 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.91 and they have allowed 381 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the pen while they've been struck out 314 times and walked 129 times this year. As a unit, Colorado has given up 9.51 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 hitters per nine. They are 27th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.80. The Rockies pitchers have collectively given up 1,054 base hits and 532 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 819. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team, Colorado is hitting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .240 average on the road. The Rockies have a .453 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .336 which is good for 3rd in the league. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.35 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .360. He has 124 hits this season along with 82 runs scored and 91 runs batted in. He's struck out 65 times and has walked 48 times. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .321 and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 133 hits so far while scoring 72 runs and he's driven in 76. He has walked 33 times and has struck out 95 times. The Rockies have 1,058 hits, including 221 doubles and 141 home runs. They've stolen 50 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 29 times. Colorado has walked 360 times this season and they've struck out 922 times as a unit. They've left 758 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 587 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 34-17 home mark and a 67-47 overall record. With an ERA of 3.46, Lucas Harrell has a 3-2 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 39 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 34 hits. He has allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 282 times and walking 125 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.77 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,021 base knocks and 486 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 372 hitters and struck out 763. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .281 average at home. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.97 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .337. He has 108 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 44 RBI. He's struck out 73 times and has walked on 29 occasions. Ian Desmond is hitting .290 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 130 hits so far while he's scored 79 runs and drove in 66. He has earned a walk 32 times and has punched out 123 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,023 base hits, including 183 doubles and 144 homers. They have 65 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 26 times. Texas as a team has walked 291 times this year and they have struck out 860 times. They've had 711 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They score 4.67 runs per game and have totaled 532 runs so far this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-58-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 61-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-52-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 63-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/10/16 RF Carlos Gonzalez Ankle expected to miss Wednesday & Thursday vs. Texas Rangers
08/02/16 SS Trevor Story Thumb 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/27/16 P Jason Motte Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (7/26)
07/23/16 P Chad Qualls Illness 15-day DL (7/16)
07/06/16 P Justin Miller Oblique 15-day DL (7/3)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
07/20/16 DH Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (7/19), out for season
06/26/16 P Colby Lewis Back 60-day DL (6/22)
06/22/16 P Derek Holland Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 60-day DL (5/23)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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