Saturday, June 3, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Andrew Cashner
The Houston Astros visit Globe Life Park on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -161 and Texas at +151. The Astros have a 27-23-4 over/under record and a 33-21-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 30-24-0 against the run line and have a 26-28-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 27-23-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 33-21-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 26-28-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 30-24-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/30/17 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (5/27)
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 Texas Rangers Injuries
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/30/17 P Dario Alvarez Elbow 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 10-day DL (05/27)
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (05/15)
05/09/17 P Jose Leclerc Finger 10-day DL (05/08)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 38-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.06. He has 73 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.44 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the bullpen and they've struck out 224 hitters and walked 67 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.49. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 419 base hits and 190 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 166 batters and struck out 537. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.75.
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As a team Houston is hitting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 65 hits this season in 204 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 149. Carlos Correa is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 59 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 187 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .524. The Astros have 512 hits, including 94 doubles and 82 home runs. Houston has walked 176 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 361 men on base and have a team OPS of .811. They score 5.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 292 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 26-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.92, Andrew Cashner has a 2-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 52.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.00 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 146 batters and walked 69 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 473 base knocks and 225 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 366 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Rangers hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .339. He has 63 hits this year along with 29 RBI in 212 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 113. Nomar Mazara is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 54 hits in 190 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Rangers as a unit have 435 base hits, including 85 doubles and 72 homers. Texas has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 467 occasions. They have had 317 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 259 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Rangers +151 and over 3 total runs
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