Monday, June 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Ivan Nova
The Texas Rangers visit Yankee Stadium on Monday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Chi Chi Gonzalez for the Rangers and Ivan Nova for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +137 and New York at -147. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Rangers have a 39-33-3 over/under record and a 48-27-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 64% of the time. The Yankees are 33-40-0 against the run line and have a 31-35-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
The Rangers head into this matchup with a 48-27 record, including 21-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez is making his season debut for the Rangers. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 248 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen while being struck out 189 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Texas has allowed 8.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.71 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 653 base hits and 300 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 238 batters and struck out 503. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team, Texas is batting .266, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 9.07 hits per game. Ian Desmond comes into this game hitting .322 and his on-base percentage is at .371. He has 94 hits this season along with 53 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 72 times and has walked 22 times. Nomar Mazara is hitting .286 and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 31 runs and he's driven in 30. He has walked 20 times and has struck out 48 times. The Rangers have 680 hits, including 118 doubles and 93 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Texas has walked 193 times this season and they've struck out 540 times as a unit. They've left 466 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 365 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 21-15 home record and a 37-36 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.18, Ivan Nova has a 5-5 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 76 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.98. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 275 times and walking 53 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.07 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 632 base knocks and 304 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 89 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 164 hitters and struck out 644. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .253 average at home. The Yankees hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.27 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .290 and he has an OBP of .328. He has 74 hits this year along with 40 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 53 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .278 and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 66 hits so far while he's scored 31 runs and drove in 24. He has earned a walk 21 times and has punched out 35 times. The Yankees as a unit have 604 base hits, including 104 doubles and 75 homers. They have 35 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 11 times. New York as a team has walked 210 times this year and they have struck out 497 times. They've had 472 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They score 4.15 runs per game and have totaled 303 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 39-33-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 48-27-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 31-35-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 33-40-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/26/16 P Colby Lewis Back 15-day DL (6/22)
06/22/16 P Derek Holland Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/14/16 P Yu Darvish Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
05/28/16 P Tanner Scheppers Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
05/24/16 CF Drew Stubbs Toe 15-day DL (5/23)
04/21/16 P Keone Kela Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
04/04/16 RF Josh Hamilton Knee 60-day DL (3/25)
New York Yankees
06/26/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Minnesota Twins
06/23/16 P CC Sabathia Ankle injured last start, probable for next start
06/10/16 1B Chris Parmelee Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers
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