Monday, August 8, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Tyler Anderson
The Texas Rangers head to Coors Field on Monday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Texas at -126 and Colorado at +116. The over/under is 10.5. The Rangers have a 55-51-5 over/under mark and a 61-50-0 run line record, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Rockies are 60-50-0 against the run line and have a 50-57-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this game with a 64-47 record, and they are 30-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 12-3 record with an ERA of 2.89 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 138 strikeouts during his 140.1 innings pitched and he has given up 121 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have allowed 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the pen while they've been struck out 273 times and walked 121 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 9.05 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.71 hitters per nine. They are 21st in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.34. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 991 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 144 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 364 batters and struck out 735. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.77.
As a team, Texas is hitting .263, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .248 average on the road. The Rangers have a .431 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .320 which is good for 17th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.93 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this game hitting .283 and his on-base percentage is at .337. He has 105 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 69 times and has walked 29 times. Ian Desmond is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 127 hits so far while scoring 75 runs and he's driven in 65. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 119 times. The Rangers have 991 hits, including 173 doubles and 143 home runs. They've stolen 62 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Texas has walked 284 times this season and they've struck out 828 times as a unit. They've left 688 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 516 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 28-26 home mark and a 55-55 overall record. With an ERA of 3.25, Tyler Anderson has a 4-3 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 61 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 65 hits. He has allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.13. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 302 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.33 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,020 base knocks and 512 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 112 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 791. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .304 average at home. The Rockies hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.35 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .278 and he has an OBP of .348. He has 117 hits this year along with 78 runs scored and 82 RBI. He's struck out 65 times and has walked on 45 occasions. Carlos Gonzalez is hitting .321 and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 133 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 76. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 95 times. The Rockies as a unit have 1,030 base hits, including 217 doubles and 137 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Colorado as a team has walked 350 times this year and they have struck out 899 times. They've had 740 men left on base and have an OPS of .789. They score 5.2 runs per game and have totaled 572 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-51-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 61-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 50-57-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 60-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 DH Carlos Beltran Quad injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Houston Astros
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)
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)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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