Monday, April 24, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes vs. Martin Perez
The Minnesota Twins head to Globe Life Park on Monday, April 24, 2017 to take on the Texas Rangers. The expected starting pitchers are Phil Hughes for the Twins and Martin Perez for the Rangers.
The odds for this matchup have Minnesota at +112 and Texas at -122. The Twins have a 4-10-3 over/under mark and a 9-8-0 run line record. The Rangers are 11-7-0 against the run line and have a 8-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-10-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 9-8-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 8-10-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 11-7-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/23/17 P Justin Haley Bicep 10-day DL (4/23)
04/03/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 SS Ehire Adrianza Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Glen Perkins Shoulder 60-day DL (4/2)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Arm 60-day DL
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/22/17 P A.J. Griffin Ankle 10-day DL (4/18)
04/17/17 P Sam Dyson Hand 10-day DL (04/16)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Tyson Ross Undisclosed 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 3B Adrian Beltre Calf 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL
04/01/17 P Tanner Schepper Abdominal 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 C Brett Nicholas Knee 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (2/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Twins have a 8-9 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 11 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the bullpen and they've struck out 51 hitters and walked 20 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 125 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 48 batters and struck out 118. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .234, good for 20th in the league. The Twins hold a .364 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 16 hits this season in 59 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .390 and an OPS+ of 106. Max Kepler is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Twins have 131 hits, including 30 doubles and 13 home runs. Minnesota has walked 76 times so far this season and they have struck out 138 times as a unit. They have left 127 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 70 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 8-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.60, Martin Perez has a 1-2 record and a 1.85 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 20 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 25 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.02 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 15 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 142 base knocks and 68 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 134 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.08.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 29th in the league. The Rangers hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .284, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .316. He has 19 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 73 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 115. Rougned Odor is hitting .197 this season and he has an OBP of .240. He has collected 14 hits in 71 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 70 and a slugging percentage of .380. The Rangers as a unit have 124 base hits, including 21 doubles and 26 homers. Texas has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 146 occasions. They have had 98 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 81 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers -122
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