Thursday, June 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Corey Kluber
Progressive Field is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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Texas opens at +233 while Cleveland opens at -255. The Rangers have a 35-41-1 over/under record and a 46-31-0 run line mark. The Indians are 31-45-0 against the run line and have a 28-44-4 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 35-41-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 46-31-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 28-44-4 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 31-45-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/27/17 P Andrew Cashner Oblique 10-day DL (06/15); expected to be activated & start Thursday vs Cleveland Indians
06/27/17 CF Carlos Gomez Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland Indians
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)
06/01/17 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)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
06/27/17 CF Austin Jackson Quad 10-day DL (06/27)
06/06/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04)
05/16/17 RF Abraham Almonte Bicep 10-day DL (05/16)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 39-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 33 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the bullpen and they've struck out 230 hitters and walked 103 batters. 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 4.33. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 684 base hits and 330 earned runs. They have allowed 104 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 543. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.79.
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As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 70 hits this season in 263 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .445 and an OPS+ of 103. Elvis Andrus is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 619 hits, including 118 doubles and 114 home runs. Texas has walked 253 times so far this season and they have struck out 718 times as a unit. They have left 453 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 386 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 40-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.24, Corey Kluber has a 6-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 57 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.54 and they have given up 188 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 607 base knocks and 289 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 218 hitters and struck out 750 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .376. He has 69 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 266 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 119. Francisco Lindor is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 75 hits in 300 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .467. The Indians as a unit have 662 base hits, including 152 doubles and 92 homers. Cleveland has walked 279 times this year and they have struck out on 539 occasions. They have had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 361 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +233
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