Monday, May 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Ervin Santana
The Houston Astros head to Target Field on Monday, May 29, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Ervin Santana for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at +103 and Minnesota at -113. The Astros have a 24-23-3 over/under mark and a 29-21-0 run line record. The Twins are 26-19-0 against the run line and have a 19-22-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-23-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 29-21-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 19-22-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 26-19-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (5/22)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 34-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 0.87 and a WHIP of 0.97. He has 30 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He allows 3.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.39. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 382 base hits and 171 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 155 batters and struck out 490. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
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As a team Houston is hitting .268, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 50 hits this season in 168 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 143. Jose Altuve is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Astros have 454 hits, including 83 doubles and 71 home runs. Houston has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 352 times as a unit. They have left 335 men on base and have a team OPS of .782. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 244 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 26-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.80, Ervin Santana has a 7-2 record and a 0.83 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 70 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 31 hits. He allows 4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 129 batters and walked 58 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 366 base knocks and 185 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 312 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .355. He has 40 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 123. Jorge Polanco is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 38 hits in 149 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .369. The Twins as a unit have 379 base hits, including 83 doubles and 51 homers. Minnesota has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 364 occasions. They have had 331 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 204 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros +103
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