Wednesday, June 1, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Trevor Bauer
The Texas Rangers head to Progressive Field on Wednesday to take on the Cleveland Indians. The probable pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Trevor Bauer for the Indians. The opening line for this game has Texas at +102 and Cleveland at -112. The over/under is 8. The Rangers have a 26-24-1 over/under mark and a 29-22-0 run line record, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Indians are 22-27-0 against the run line and have a 27-18-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Rangers head into this game with a 30-21 record, and they are 12-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 5-1 record with an ERA of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.32. He has 67 strikeouts during his 62 innings pitched and he has given up 59 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.87. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have allowed 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .280 against the pen while they've been struck out 128 times and walked 59 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 8.92 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.98 hitters per nine. They are 14th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.99. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 454 base hits and 203 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 162 batters and struck out 355. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.65.
As a team, Texas is hitting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .245 average on the road. The Rangers have a .413 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 17th in the league. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.8 hits per contest. Adrian Beltre comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .321. He has 52 hits this season along with 27 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. He's struck out 20 times and has walked 14 times. Elvis Andrus is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 48 hits so far while scoring 20 runs and he's driven in 18. He has walked 12 times and has struck out 20 times. The Rangers have 449 hits, including 88 doubles and 53 home runs. They've stolen 33 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Texas has walked 130 times this season and they've struck out 359 times as a unit. They've left 311 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 239 runs so far this year.
Cleveland comes into this game with a 12-11 home mark and a 26-23 overall record. With an ERA of 4.34, Trevor Bauer has a 3-2 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 41 strikeouts over the 45.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 46 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Indians bullpen while being struck out 148 times and walking 64 times this season. As a team, Cleveland has allowed 8.17 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.36 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.90. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 402 base knocks and 192 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Cleveland as a staff has walked 146 hitters and struck out 411. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .285 average at home. The Indians hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.8 hits per contest. Jason Kipnis comes into this matchup batting .270 and he has an OBP of .318. He has 53 hits this year along with 27 runs scored and 28 RBI. He's struck out 49 times and has walked on 15 occasions. Francisco Lindor is hitting .311 and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 60 hits so far while he's scored 33 runs and drove in 22. He has earned a walk 18 times and has punched out 29 times. The Indians as a unit have 431 base hits, including 88 doubles and 54 homers. They have 37 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Cleveland as a team has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out 405 times. They've had 328 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They score 4.8 runs per game and have totaled 235 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 26-24-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 29-22-0 against the run line so far this season
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 27-18-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Cleveland Indians are 22-27-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/28/16 P Shawn Tolleson Personal expected to miss 3-7 days
05/27/16 2B Rougned Odor Suspension 7-game suspension, eligible to return Saturday, June 4 vs. Seattle Mariners
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)
05/24/16 P Joba Chamberlain Side 15-day DL (5/22)
05/14/16 LF Michael Brantley Shoulder 15-day DL (5/10)
05/02/16 C Roberto Perez Thumb 60-day DL (5/2)
04/25/16 P Carlos Carrasco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/24)
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians
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