Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. Andrew Cashner
The Houston Astros head to Globe Life Park on Saturday, August 12, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Fiers for the Astros and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -155 and Texas at +145. The Astros have a 61-46-7 over/under mark and a 61-53-0 run line record. The Rangers are 62-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-61-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 61-46-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-53-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-61-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 62-51-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
08/05/17 C Evan Gattis Concussion 7-day DL (08/05)
08/02/17 P Michael Feliz Shoulder 10-day DL (08/02)
08/02/17 P Tony Sipp Calf 10-day DL (08/02)
07/31/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/31)
07/23/17 3B Colin Moran Facial 10-day DL (07/23)
07/18/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb 10-day DL (07/18)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
08/09/17 2B Rougned Odor Foot "?" Friday vs Houston Astros
07/24/17 P Tyson Ross Blister 10-day DL (07/24)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Abdominal 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 71-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 7-6 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 122 strikeouts over his 124 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 488 hitters and walked 148 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 934 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 374 batters and struck out 1,141. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team Houston is hitting .290, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .500 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.2 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .365 with an on-base percentage of .424. He has 159 hits this season in 436 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .573 and an OPS+ of 176. Josh Reddick is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .483. The Astros have 1,160 hits, including 251 doubles and 186 home runs. Houston has walked 365 times so far this season and they have struck out 772 times as a unit. They have left 787 men on base and have a team OPS of .853. They score 5.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 664 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 54-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.36, Andrew Cashner has a 7-8 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 107 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 101 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 341 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 987 base knocks and 499 earned runs this season. They have given up 153 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 379 hitters and struck out 802 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.78.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .330. He has 131 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 449 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 108. Nomar Mazara is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 94 hits in 381 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Rangers as a unit have 907 base hits, including 170 doubles and 175 homers. Texas has walked 367 times this year and they have struck out on 1,037 occasions. They have had 687 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 554 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +145
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