Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Hector Santiago
The Texas Rangers visit Angel Stadium on Wednesday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Hector Santiago for the Angels. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +127 and Los Angeles at -137. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Rangers have a 49-40-5 over/under record and a 54-40-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 58% of the time. The Angels are 44-50-0 against the run line and have a 38-53-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this matchup with a 55-39 record, including 26-24 on the road. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.05 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 53 strikeouts over his 113.1 innings pitched and he has given up 113 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.08 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen while being struck out 238 times and walking 114 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 9.14 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.64 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 852 base hits and 413 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 321 batters and struck out 619. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
As a team, Texas is batting .264, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.98 hits per game. Nomar Mazara comes into this game hitting .278 and his on-base percentage is at .330. He has 88 hits this season along with 37 runs scored and 36 runs batted in. He's struck out 58 times and has walked 24 times. Ian Desmond is hitting .311 and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 114 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 56. He has walked 29 times and has struck out 98 times. The Rangers have 844 hits, including 146 doubles and 115 home runs. They've stolen 54 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Texas has walked 247 times this season and they've struck out 699 times as a unit. They've left 586 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 20-26 home record and a 41-52 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.27, Hector Santiago has a 7-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 105.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 90 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 301 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 240 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.52 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.47. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 855 base knocks and 400 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 120 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 290 hitters and struck out 667. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .238 average at home. The Angels hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.23 hits per contest. Kole Calhoun comes into this matchup batting .284 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 99 hits this year along with 59 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 68 times and has walked on 40 occasions. Mike Trout is hitting .319 and he has an OBP of .424. He has collected 107 hits so far while he's scored 72 runs and drove in 62. He has earned a walk 60 times and has punched out 73 times. The Angels as a unit have 839 base hits, including 168 doubles and 88 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 276 times this year and they have struck out 545 times. They've had 611 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They score 4.6 runs per game and have totaled 428 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 49-40-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 54-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-53-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 44-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/18/16 RF Shin-Soo Choo Back "?" Tuesday vs. Los Angeles Angels
07/15/16 P Jake Diekman Finger 15-day DL (7/6)
07/07/16 C Bryan Holaday Thumb 60-day DL (7/5)
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)
Los Angeles Angels
07/19/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow left last game, "?" next start
07/19/16 2B Cliff Pennington Hamstring 60-day DL (6/1)
07/19/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (7/16)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
07/06/16 LF Shane Robinson Ankle 15-day DL (7/6)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
05/02/16 LF Craig Gentry Back 60-day DL (4/26)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers
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