Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 9/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 25, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Andrew Cashner
The Houston Astros head to Globe Life Park on Monday, September 25, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Andrew Cashner for the Rangers.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -121 and Texas at +111. The Astros have a 75-70-9 over/under mark and a 81-73-0 run line record. The Rangers are 86-68-0 against the run line and have a 69-79-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 75-70-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 81-73-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 69-79-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 86-68-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/22/17 P Lance McCullers Arm is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Sunday vs. LA Angels
09/19/17 P Mike Fiers Suspension Served is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start
09/14/17 CF Jake Marisnick Thumb 10-day DL (09/14)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return for the 2018 season)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
09/19/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 95-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.44 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 48 strikeouts over his 52.1 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 464 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 626 hitters and walked 200 batters. As a team, Houston allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.17. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,252 base hits and 637 earned runs. They have allowed 183 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 500 batters and struck out 1,508. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team Houston is hitting .280, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Josh Reddick is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 150 hits this season in 473 at bats with 82 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 135. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 196 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 566 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .555. The Astros have 1,487 hits, including 326 doubles and 225 home runs. Houston has walked 481 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,019 times as a unit. They have left 1,034 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 832 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 76-78 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.44, Andrew Cashner has a 10-10 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 157 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 145 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 497 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 221 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,353 base knocks and 688 earned runs this season. They have given up 202 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 536 hitters and struck out 1,055 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 25th in the league. The Rangers hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .327. He has 133 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 523 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .428 with an OPS+ of 94. Elvis Andrus is hitting .297 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 182 hits in 613 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .476. The Rangers as a team have 1,266 base knocks, including 247 doubles and 228 home runs. Texas has walked 525 times this season and they have struck out 1,415 times. They have had 965 runners left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 5.03 runs per contest and totaled 775 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Astros -121
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