Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 9/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Justin Verlander vs. Nick Martinez
The Houston Astros visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Justin Verlander for the Astros and Nick Martinez for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -185 and Texas at +174. The Astros have a 77-70-9 over/under record and a 82-74-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 86-70-0 against the run line and have a 70-80-6 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 77-70-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 82-74-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 70-80-6 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 86-70-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/25/17 2B Jose Altuve Forearm left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
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 96-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a 14-8 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 208 strikeouts over his 200 innings pitched and he's given up 164 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 638 hitters and walked 205 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 1,271 base hits and 645 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 509 batters and struck out 1,530. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 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. Jose Altuve is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .414. He has 199 hits this season in 572 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .554 and an OPS+ of 166. Josh Reddick is hitting .314 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 82 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Astros have 1,508 hits, including 330 doubles and 228 home runs. Houston has walked 486 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,037 times as a unit. They have left 1,048 men on base and have a team OPS of .820. They score 5.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 848 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 76-80 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.42, Nick Martinez has a 3-7 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 114 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 507 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 444 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 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 4.56. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,375 base knocks and 700 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 543 hitters and struck out 1,065 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 26th in the league. The Rangers hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .296 with an OBP of .337. He has 184 hits this year along with 86 RBI in 621 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 108. Nomar Mazara is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 135 hits in 531 at bats while driving in 97 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .431. The Rangers as a team have 1,277 base knocks, including 248 doubles and 230 home runs. Texas has walked 530 times this season and they have struck out 1,437 times. They have had 978 runners left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.99 runs per contest and totaled 778 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -185
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