Wednesday, May 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Hector Santiago
The Houston Astros head to Target Field on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Astros and Hector Santiago for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -125 and Minnesota at +115. The Astros have a 26-23-3 over/under mark and a 31-21-0 run line record. The Twins are 26-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-22-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 26-23-3 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 31-21-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 21-22-4 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 26-21-0 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
05/30/17 CF Byron Buxton Finger injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Houston Astros
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 36-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.43. He has 43 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he's given up 59 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.39 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the bullpen and they've struck out 218 hitters and walked 65 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 3.48. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 400 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 160 batters and struck out 515. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
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As a team Houston is hitting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 55 hits this season in 177 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 151. Jose Altuve is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 195 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The Astros have 483 hits, including 91 doubles and 75 home runs. Houston has walked 163 times so far this season and they have struck out 364 times as a unit. They have left 346 men on base and have a team OPS of .796. They score 5.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 268 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 26-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.31, Hector Santiago has a 4-4 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 40 strikeouts over the 56.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 54 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 168 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 142 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 402 base knocks and 207 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 166 hitters and struck out 335 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Twins hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Max Kepler comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .342. He has 41 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 113. Jorge Polanco is hitting .258 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 41 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .377. The Twins as a unit have 403 base hits, including 87 doubles and 54 homers. Minnesota has walked 199 times this year and they have struck out on 392 occasions. They have had 353 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -125
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