Sunday, July 16, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Gibson vs. Mike Fiers
The Minnesota Twins visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, July 16, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Kyle Gibson for the Twins and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +178 and Houston at -189. The Twins have a 40-44-5 over/under record and a 44-45-0 run line mark. The Astros are 54-36-0 against the run line and have a 48-35-7 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 40-44-5 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 44-45-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 48-35-7 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 54-36-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
07/07/17 1B Joe Mauer Back 10-day DL (07/05)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
06/29/17 P Craig Breslow Ribs 10-day DL (06/28)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (04/02)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/15/17 P Will Harris Shoulder 10-day DL (07/11)
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 45-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 6.31 and a WHIP of 1.77. He has 51 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 11.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 250 hitters and walked 112 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 847 base hits and 431 earned runs. They have allowed 137 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 296 batters and struck out 611. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .252, good for 19th in the league. The Twins hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Miguel Sano is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 83 hits this season in 303 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 138. Brian Dozier is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 45 men in 336 at bats. His OPS+ is 100 while his slugging percentage is at .429. The Twins have 769 hits, including 157 doubles and 101 home runs. Minnesota has walked 332 times so far this season and they have struck out 748 times as a unit. They have left 651 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 408 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 61-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.84, Mike Fiers has a 5-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 87 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 87 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 254 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 393 batters and walked 114 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 707 base knocks and 353 earned runs this season. They have given up 105 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 291 hitters and struck out 915 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .290, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .501 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .356, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.1 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .402. He has 104 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 321 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .573 with an OPS+ of 167. Jose Altuve is hitting .349 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 118 hits in 338 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .553. The Astros as a unit have 912 base hits, including 200 doubles and 150 homers. Houston has walked 296 times this year and they have struck out on 607 occasions. They have had 616 men left on base and have an OPS of .857. They have scored 5.97 runs per game and totaled 537 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros -189 and over 3 total runs
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