Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. CC Sabathia
The Texas Rangers head to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to take on the New York Yankees. The probable pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and CC Sabathia for the Yankees. The opening line for this game has Texas at -120 and New York at +110. The over/under is 8.5. The Rangers have a 39-34-3 over/under mark and a 49-27-0 run line record, meaning they cover 65% of the time. The Yankees are 33-41-0 against the run line and have a 31-36-7 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Rangers head into this game with a 49-27 record, and they are 21-15 on the road. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 8-1 record with an ERA of 2.79 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 95 strikeouts during his 96.2 innings pitched and he has given up 81 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have allowed 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the pen while they've been struck out 190 times and walked 83 times this year. As a unit, Texas has given up 8.7 base hits per nine innings while striking out 6.66 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.97. The Rangers pitchers have collectively given up 661 base hits and 302 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 241 batters and struck out 506. 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 hitting .267, good for 8th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Rangers have a .430 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .324 which is good for 16th in the league. They rank 10th in baseball with 9.08 hits per contest. Ian Desmond comes into this game hitting .322 and his on-base percentage is at .373. He has 95 hits this season along with 54 runs scored and 49 runs batted in. He's struck out 73 times and has walked 23 times. Nomar Mazara is hitting .287 and he has an on-base percentage of .338. He has totaled 74 hits so far while scoring 32 runs and he's driven in 31. He has walked 21 times and has struck out 48 times. The Rangers have 690 hits, including 119 doubles and 94 home runs. They've stolen 47 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 18 times. Texas has walked 200 times this season and they've struck out 545 times as a unit. They've left 472 men on base and have a team OPS of .754. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 371 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this game with a 21-16 home mark and a 37-37 overall record. With an ERA of 2.71, CC Sabathia has a 5-4 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 69.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 61 hits. He has allowed 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.46. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 186 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 277 times and walking 54 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.88 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.02 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 640 base knocks and 311 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 95 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 168 hitters and struck out 650. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Yankees hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.19 hits per contest. Carlos Beltran comes into this matchup batting .287 and he has an OBP of .325. He has 74 hits this year along with 40 runs scored and 53 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .274 and he has an OBP of .336. 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 36 times. The Yankees as a unit have 606 base hits, including 105 doubles and 76 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 505 times. They've had 473 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 304 runs so far this season.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 39-34-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Texas Rangers are 49-27-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 31-36-7 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 33-41-0 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
06/23/16 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
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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