Saturday, July 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Jason Vargas
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, July 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Jason Vargas for the Royals.
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Texas opens at -106 while Kansas City opens at -104. The Rangers have a 40-46-2 over/under record and a 51-37-0 run line mark. The Royals are 46-41-0 against the run line and have a 40-42-5 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 40-46-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 51-37-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 40-42-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 46-41-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
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 Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/12/17 C Salvador Perez Hand probable Friday vs. Texas Rangers
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 43-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 28 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 294 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the bullpen and they've struck out 265 hitters and walked 120 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 774 base hits and 375 earned runs. They have allowed 116 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 300 batters and struck out 624. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Texas is hitting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .258 with an on-base percentage of .332. He has 77 hits this season in 298 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 103. Elvis Andrus is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .345. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 340 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .471. The Rangers have 709 hits, including 135 doubles and 135 home runs. Texas has walked 295 times so far this season and they have struck out 819 times as a unit. They have left 526 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 44-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.62, Jason Vargas has a 12-3 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 78 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 97 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 278 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 275 batters and walked 129 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 765 base knocks and 365 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 288 hitters and struck out 677 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .304. He has 84 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 311 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .559 with an OPS+ of 120. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 87 hits in 317 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .435. The Royals as a unit have 735 base hits, including 142 doubles and 107 homers. Kansas City has walked 206 times this year and they have struck out on 661 occasions. They have had 535 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 362 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -104
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