Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Musgrove vs. Matt Andriese
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Musgrove for the Astros and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
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Houston opens at +105 while Tampa Bay opens at -115. The Astros have a 8-9-0 over/under record and a 9-8-0 run line mark. The Rays are 10-8-0 against the run line and have a 10-8-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 8-9-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 9-8-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-8-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 10-8-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/22/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 10-day DL (4/18)
04/16/17 P Jake Odorizzi Hamstring 10-day DL (4/16)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 12-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.63. He has 9 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the bullpen and they've struck out 71 hitters and walked 23 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 131 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 51 batters and struck out 159. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
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As a team Houston is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 20 hits this season in 66 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .364 and an OPS+ of 121. George Springer is hitting .222 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .282. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 72 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .542. The Astros have 154 hits, including 24 doubles and 20 home runs. Houston has walked 57 times so far this season and they have struck out 121 times as a unit. They have left 113 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 73 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 9-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Matt Andriese has a 1-0 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 41 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 150 base knocks and 66 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 55 hitters and struck out 124 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 3.93.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Logan Morrison comes into this matchup batting .273 with an OBP of .322. He has 15 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 55 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .509 with an OPS+ of 140. Evan Longoria is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .329. He has collected 16 hits in 68 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Rays as a unit have 157 base hits, including 27 doubles and 23 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 124 men left on base and have an OPS of .756. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 83 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays -115
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