Monday, June 6, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Colby Lewis
The Houston Astros head to Globe Life Park on Monday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Colby Lewis for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Houston at +106 and Texas at -116. The over/under is 9.5. The Astros have a 30-22-5 over/under mark and a 25-32-0 run line record, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Rangers are 32-23-0 against the run line and have a 30-24-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 58% of the time.
The Astros head into this game with a 27-30 record, and they are 11-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 3-3 record with an ERA of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 45 strikeouts during his 61.1 innings pitched and he has given up 70 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have allowed 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the pen while they've been struck out 224 times and walked 45 times this year. As a unit, Houston has given up 9.02 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.37 hitters per nine. They are 18th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.21. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 527 base hits and 246 earned runs. They have allowed 63 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 489. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.78.
As a team, Houston is hitting .238, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Astros have a .409 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 19th in the league. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.18 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .327 and his on-base percentage is at .404. He has 74 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 28 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 58 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 31. He has walked 27 times and has struck out 62 times. The Astros have 466 hits, including 104 doubles and 71 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Houston has walked 214 times this season and they've struck out 564 times as a unit. They've left 391 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 246 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 20-9 home mark and a 33-22 overall record. With an ERA of 3.09, Colby Lewis has a 5-0 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 47 strikeouts over the 70 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 63 hits. He has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.07 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 134 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 492 base knocks and 218 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 173 hitters and struck out 374. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .283 average at home. The Rangers hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 9 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .279 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 58 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 21 times and has walked on 17 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .345. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 24 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 23 times. The Rangers as a unit have 495 base hits, including 98 doubles and 60 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Texas as a team has walked 146 times this year and they have struck out 384 times. They've had 339 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They score 4.85 runs per game and have totaled 267 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 30-22-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 25-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 30-24-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 32-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/16 C Jason Castro Flu "?" Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
06/05/16 DH Prince Fielder Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Seattle Mariners
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
05/24/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Hamstring 15-day DL (5/21)
05/08/16 P AJ Griffin Shoulder 15-day DL (5/8)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/11/16 C Robinson Chirinos Forearm 60-day DL (4/9)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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