Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Martin Perez vs. Chris Sale
The Texas Rangers visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Martin Perez for the Rangers and Chris Sale for the Red Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +255 and Boston at -285. The Rangers have a 20-25-0 over/under record and a 27-18-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 20-23-0 against the run line and have a 21-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 20-25-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 27-18-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 21-20-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 20-23-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (5/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (5/8)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (4/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (4/02)
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/06/17 P Tyler Thornbur Shoulder 60-day DL (4/1)
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (4/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 24-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Martin Perez has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.57. He has 36 strikeouts over his 51 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 144 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 383 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 150 batters and struck out 306. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
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As a team Texas is hitting .237, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 49 hits this season in 173 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .434 and an OPS+ of 103. Nomar Mazara is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .335. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 155 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .458. The Rangers have 352 hits, including 62 doubles and 62 home runs. Texas has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 377 times as a unit. They have left 261 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 215 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 22-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.19, Chris Sale has a 4-2 record and a 0.79 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 39 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 1.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 138 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 367 base knocks and 171 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .357. He has 46 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 163 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 125. Mitch Moreland is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 38 hits in 152 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .454. The Red Sox as a unit have 395 base hits, including 83 doubles and 38 homers. Boston has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 288 occasions. They have had 305 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Red Sox -285
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