Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Doug Fister vs. Andrew Cashner
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Doug Fister for the Red Sox and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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Boston opens at +102 while Texas opens at -112. The Red Sox have a 38-41-4 over/under record and a 44-39-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 48-35-0 against the run line and have a 39-43-1 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 38-41-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 44-39-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 39-43-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 48-35-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
07/03/17 SS Xander Bogaerts Groin "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
06/24/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 7-day DL (06/24)
06/20/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Ear 10-day DL (06/20)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
06/15/17 P Brian Johnson Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
06/02/17 P Eduardo Rodriguez Knee 10-day DL (06/02)
06/02/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (05/19)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 60-day DL (04/21)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/23/17 P Jeremy Jeffress Back 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 60-day DL (05/27)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 48-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Doug Fister has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.91 and a WHIP of 1.55. He has 11 strikeouts over his 11 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 211 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 260 hitters and walked 82 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 715 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 770. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 93 hits this season in 326 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 126. Mitch Moreland is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 270 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .463. The Red Sox have 770 hits, including 161 doubles and 83 home runs. Boston has walked 298 times so far this season and they have struck out 580 times as a unit. They have left 583 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 406 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 40-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.87, Andrew Cashner has a 3-7 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 74.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 77 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 249 batters and walked 115 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 737 base knocks and 360 earned runs this season. They have given up 110 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 285 hitters and struck out 585 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .347. He has 99 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 329 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 113. Nomar Mazara is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .328. He has collected 73 hits in 284 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Rangers as a unit have 667 base hits, including 124 doubles and 126 homers. Texas has walked 273 times this year and they have struck out on 778 occasions. They have had 491 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 417 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox +102
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