Thursday, May 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Martinez vs. Drew Pomeranz
Fenway Park is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Nick Martinez for the Rangers and Drew Pomeranz for the Red Sox.
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Texas opens at +174 while Boston opens at -185. The Rangers have a 21-25-0 over/under record and a 27-19-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 21-23-0 against the run line and have a 22-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 21-25-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 27-19-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 22-20-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 21-23-0 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 24-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Martinez has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.25. He has 19 strikeouts over his 35.1 innings pitched and he's given up 37 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 120 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 395 base hits and 180 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 313. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.59.
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As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .321. He has 49 hits this season in 178 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .421 and an OPS+ of 97. Nomar Mazara is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 43 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 159 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Rangers have 365 hits, including 66 doubles and 63 home runs. Texas has walked 152 times so far this season and they have struck out 382 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 221 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 23-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Drew Pomeranz has a 3-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 45 strikeouts over the 38 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 40 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.15 and they have given up 114 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 139 batters and walked 48 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 380 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 120 hitters and struck out 420 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 2nd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .358. He has 47 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 167 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .491 with an OPS+ of 124. Mitch Moreland is hitting .256 this season and he has an OBP of .354. He has collected 40 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Red Sox as a unit have 407 base hits, including 86 doubles and 38 homers. Boston has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 295 occasions. They have had 313 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 207 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Red Sox -185
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