Monday, June 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Carlos Carrasco
The Texas Rangers visit Progressive Field on Monday, June 26, 2017 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Carlos Carrasco for the Indians.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +144 and Cleveland at -154. The Rangers have a 33-40-1 over/under record and a 44-30-0 run line mark. The Indians are 30-43-0 against the run line and have a 27-42-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 33-40-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 44-30-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 27-42-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 30-43-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/24/17 3B Joey Gallo Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. New York Yankees
06/24/17 P Martin Perez Thumb 10-day DL (06/24)
06/23/17 P Jeremy Jeffress Back 10-day DL (06/22)
06/20/17 P Tony Barnette Finger 10-day DL (06/15)
06/17/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/15)
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)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/19/17 LF Michael Brantley Ankle 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
05/14/17 LF Brandon Guyer Wrist 10-day DL (05/13)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 37-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 15 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 220 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.2. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 651 base hits and 308 earned runs. They have allowed 102 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 249 batters and struck out 524. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.81.
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As a team Texas is hitting .241, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .340. He has 69 hits this season in 255 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .451 and an OPS+ of 105. Elvis Andrus is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 291 at bats. His OPS+ is 102 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Rangers have 599 hits, including 113 doubles and 105 home runs. Texas has walked 242 times so far this season and they have struck out 674 times as a unit. They have left 443 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 368 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 39-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.99, Carlos Carrasco has a 8-3 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 67 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.59 and they have given up 184 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 258 batters and walked 79 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 586 base knocks and 274 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 709 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.63.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .384. He has 67 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 253 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 124. Francisco Lindor is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 73 hits in 286 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Indians as a unit have 631 base hits, including 146 doubles and 92 homers. Cleveland has walked 270 times this year and they have struck out on 519 occasions. They have had 513 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 345 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Indians -154 and over 4 total runs
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