Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 8/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Andrew Cashner
The Houston Astros head to Globe Life Park on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Dallas Keuchel for the Astros and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -137 and Texas at +127. The Astros have a 61-47-7 over/under mark and a 61-54-0 run line record. The Rangers are 63-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-62-2 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 61-47-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 61-54-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 50-62-2 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 63-51-0 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
08/12/17 P Cole Hamels Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
08/12/17 P Tyson Ross Blister 10-day DL (07/24); expected to be activated & start Saturday vs. Houston Astros
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 71-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 2.87 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 76 strikeouts over his 87.2 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 490 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 ,944 base hits and 485 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 376 batters and struck out ,1149. 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 3.90.
As a team Houston is hitting .290, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .499 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 .363 with an on-base percentage of .422. He has 160 hits this season in 441 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .569 and an OPS+ of 174. 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 ,1168 hits, including 253 doubles and 187 home runs. Houston has walked 370 times so far this season and they have struck out ,780 times as a unit. They have left ,795 men on base and have a team OPS of .852. They score 5.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 668 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 55-59 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 4.44 and they have given up 361 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 344 batters and walked 158 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 ,995 base knocks and 503 earned runs this season. They have given up 154 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 384 hitters and struck out ,810 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 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .240, 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 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .333. He has 134 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 96 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .423. The Rangers as a unit have ,917 base hits, including 173 doubles and 175 homers. Texas has walked 369 times this year and they have struck out on ,1045 occasions. They have had ,694 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.91 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -137
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