Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Jose Berrios
The Houston Astros head to Target Field on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at -105 and Minnesota at -105. The Astros have a 25-23-3 over/under mark and a 30-21-0 run line record. The Twins are 26-20-0 against the run line and have a 20-22-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 25-23-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 30-21-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 20-22-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 26-20-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (04/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
05/21/17 P Phil Hughes Bicep 10-day DL (05/22)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 35-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 5.21 and a WHIP of 1.52. He has 38 strikeouts over his 46.2 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 124 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 214 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 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 389 base hits and 174 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 157 batters and struck out 503. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
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As a team Houston is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .378. He has 52 hits this season in 172 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 143. Jose Altuve is hitting .300 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 57 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 141 while his slugging percentage is at .495. The Astros have 465 hits, including 87 doubles and 72 home runs. Houston has walked 158 times so far this season and they have struck out 358 times as a unit. They have left 339 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 26-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.66, Jose Berrios has a 3-0 record and a 0.55 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 3.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.19 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 142 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 384 base knocks and 192 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 161 hitters and struck out 329 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Twins hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .344. He has 40 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 157 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 115. Jorge Polanco is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 39 hits in 155 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .361. The Twins as a unit have 392 base hits, including 85 doubles and 52 homers. Minnesota has walked 196 times this year and they have struck out on 380 occasions. They have had 348 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 210 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -105
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