Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Chase Anderson vs. Cole Hamels
The Milwaukee Brewers head to Globe Life Park on Wednesday to take on the Texas Rangers. The probable pitchers are Chase Anderson for the Brewers and Cole Hamels for the Rangers. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee at +185 and Texas at -200. The over/under is 9.5. The Brewers have a 72-76-9 over/under mark and a 84-73-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Rangers are 80-77-0 against the run line and have a 77-71-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Brewers head into this game with a 71-86 record, and they are 30-46 on the road. Starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a 9-11 record with an ERA of 4.36 and a WHIP of 1.35. He has 118 strikeouts during his 146.2 innings pitched and he has given up 147 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.05. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have allowed 505 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the pen while they've been struck out 470 times and walked 205 times this year. As a unit, Milwaukee has given up 9.05 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 hitters per nine. They are 12th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.08. The Brewers pitchers have collectively given up 1,398 base hits and 631 earned runs. They have allowed 173 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 519 batters and struck out 1,140. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Milwaukee is hitting .243, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .241 average on the road. The Brewers have a .405 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .322 which is good for 13th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.99 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this game hitting .307 and his on-base percentage is at .368. He has 153 hits this season along with 78 runs scored and 90 runs batted in. He's struck out 96 times and has walked 46 times. Jonathan Villar is hitting .283 and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 161 hits so far while scoring 88 runs and he's driven in 61. He has walked 76 times and has struck out 169 times. The Brewers have 1,254 hits, including 238 doubles and 187 home runs. They've stolen 175 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 54 times. Milwaukee has walked 582 times this season and they've struck out 1,492 times as a unit. They've left 1,034 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 651 runs so far this year.
Texas comes into this game with a 50-26 home mark and a 92-65 overall record. With an ERA of 3.30, Cole Hamels has a 15-5 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 194 strikeouts over the 193.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 177 hits. He has allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 509 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen while being struck out 410 times and walking 184 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.01 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.16 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,399 base knocks and 687 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 197 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a staff has walked 523 hitters and struck out 1,112. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .282 average at home. The Rangers hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this matchup batting .285 and he has an OBP of .335. He has 174 hits this year along with 105 runs scored and 85 RBI. He's struck out 158 times and has walked on 43 occasions. Adrian Beltre is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 170 hits so far while he's scored 86 runs and drove in 101. He has earned a walk 47 times and has punched out 65 times. The Rangers as a unit have 1,405 base hits, including 249 doubles and 208 homers. They have 93 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Texas as a team has walked 419 times this year and they have struck out 1,173 times. They've had 1,002 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They score 4.73 runs per game and have totaled 743 runs so far this season.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 72-76-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 84-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 77-71-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 80-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/27/16 P Taylor Jungmann Hip out for season
09/21/16 CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis Oblique out indefinitely
09/18/16 P Junior Guerra None out for season
09/16/16 CF Keon Broxton Wrist out for season
05/27/16 P Chris Capuano Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
08/24/16 P Shawn Tolleson Back 60-day DL (8/23)
08/18/16 P Lucas Harrell Groin 60-day DL (8/17)
08/15/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Forearm 15-day DL (8/15)
07/20/16 DH Prince Fielder Neck 15-day DL (7/19), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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