Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Tyler Chatwood
The Texas Rangers visit Coors Field on Tuesday to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +106 and Colorado at -116. The over/under was set at 12. The Rangers have a 55-51-6 over/under record and a 62-50-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Rockies are 60-51-0 against the run line and have a 51-57-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 65-47 record, including 31-30 on the road. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 60 strikeouts over his 73.1 innings pitched and he has given up 62 hits so far this season. He has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen while being struck out 276 times and walking 123 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.05 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.73 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 1,002 base hits and 478 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 366 batters and struck out 746. 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 4.73.
As a team, Texas is batting .264, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.98 hits per game. Nomar Mazara comes into this game hitting .282 and his on-base percentage is at .335. He has 106 hits this season along with 43 runs scored and 43 runs batted in. He's struck out 71 times and has walked 29 times. Ian Desmond is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 129 hits so far while scoring 77 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 32 times and has struck out 121 times. The Rangers have 1,006 hits, including 178 doubles and 143 home runs. They've stolen 63 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 26 times. Texas has walked 285 times this season and they've struck out 841 times as a unit. They've left 701 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 521 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this matchup with a 28-27 home record and a 55-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.63, Tyler Chatwood has a 10-7 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 108 hits. He has allowed 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.77 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 308 times and walking 126 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.34 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,037 base knocks and 521 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 113 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 354 hitters and struck out 800. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.21.
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 .283 and he has an OBP of .354. He has 120 hits this year along with 80 runs scored and 87 RBI. He's struck out 65 times and has walked on 46 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 1,039 base hits, including 218 doubles and 139 homers. They have 48 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 28 times. Colorado as a team has walked 354 times this year and they have struck out 905 times. They've had 744 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They score 5.22 runs per game and have totaled 579 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 55-51-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 62-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-57-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 60-51-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/16 DH Carlos Beltran Quad "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
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)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers
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