Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Hector Santiago vs. Cole Hamels
The Minnesota Twins visit Globe Life Park on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Hector Santiago for the Twins and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +145 and Texas at -155. The Twins have a 5-11-3 over/under record and a 10-9-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 12-8-0 against the run line and have a 8-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 5-11-3 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 10-9-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 8-12-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 12-8-0 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 60-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 9-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Hector Santiago has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.19 and a WHIP of 0.97. He has 17 strikeouts over his 24.2 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.13 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.51. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 145 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 56 batters and struck out 130. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.06.
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As a team Minnesota is hitting .229, good for 24th in the league. The Twins hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Jorge Polanco is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .338. He has 17 hits this season in 62 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 108. Max Kepler is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Twins have 143 hits, including 32 doubles and 15 home runs. Minnesota has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 153 times as a unit. They have left 139 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 77 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 9-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Cole Hamels has a 1-0 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 18 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.70 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 153 base knocks and 73 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 67 hitters and struck out 149 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .384 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Nomar Mazara comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .310. He has 21 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .444 with an OPS+ of 108. Rougned Odor is hitting .190 this season and he has an OBP of .229. He has collected 15 hits in 79 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 63 and a slugging percentage of .367. The Rangers as a unit have 140 base hits, including 24 doubles and 28 homers. Texas has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 159 occasions. They have had 111 men left on base and have an OPS of .673. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +145
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