Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Cole Hamels
The Houston Astros visit Globe Life Park on Tuesday to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Cole Hamels for the Rangers. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +102 and Texas at -112. The over/under was set at 9. The Astros have a 30-23-5 over/under record and a 26-32-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Rangers are 33-23-0 against the run line and have a 30-25-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 59% of the time.
The Astros head into this matchup with a 28-30 record, including 11-16 on the road. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.50 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 64 strikeouts over his 75.1 innings pitched and he has given up 82 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen while being struck out 225 times and walking 46 times this season. As a team, Houston has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.39 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Astros pitchers have collectively given up 535 base hits and 248 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 162 batters and struck out 499. 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 3.75.
As a team, Houston is batting .238, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .245 average away from home. The Astros hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.19 hits per game. Jose Altuve comes into this game hitting .330 and his on-base percentage is at .408. He has 76 hits this season along with 44 runs scored and 31 runs batted in. He's struck out 24 times and has walked 29 times. Carlos Correa is hitting .267 and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 27 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 28 times and has struck out 64 times. The Astros have 475 hits, including 106 doubles and 73 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 15 times. Houston has walked 220 times this season and they've struck out 571 times as a unit. They've left 403 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 251 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this matchup with a 21-9 home record and a 34-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.39, Cole Hamels has a 5-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 69 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.88. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .279 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 138 times and walking 63 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.84 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.86 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 495 base knocks and 220 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 175 hitters and struck out 384. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .280 average at home. The Rangers hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.93 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this matchup batting .274 and he has an OBP of .329. He has 58 hits this year along with 28 runs scored and 40 RBI. He's struck out 23 times and has walked on 17 occasions. Elvis Andrus is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 25 runs and drove in 21. He has earned a walk 13 times and has punched out 23 times. The Rangers as a unit have 500 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 147 times this year and they have struck out 391 times. They've had 343 men left on base and have an OPS of .738. They score 4.82 runs per game and have totaled 270 runs so far this season.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 30-23-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 26-32-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 30-25-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 33-23-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/05/16 C Jason Castro Flu "?" Monday vs. Texas Rangers
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Astros
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