Monday, May 1, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Lance McCullers
Minute Maid Park is the site of the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros on Monday, May 1, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
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Texas opens at +180 while Houston opens at -192. The Rangers have a 10-14-0 over/under record and a 14-10-0 run line mark. The Astros are 14-10-0 against the run line and have a 12-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-14-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 14-10-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 12-12-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 14-10-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/22/17 P A.J. Griffin Ankle 10-day DL (4/18)
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
04/26/17 RF Teoscar Hernandez Leg 10-day DL (4/25)
04/26/17 CF Jake Marisnick Concussion 7-day DL (4/24)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (4/19)
03/31/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P David Paulino Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 11-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 2.93 and a WHIP of 1.70. He has 8 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.94 and they have given up 82 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 66 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 193 base hits and 91 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 84 batters and struck out 175. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
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As a team Texas is hitting .223, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .239 with an on-base percentage of .293. He has 22 hits this season in 92 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .402 and an OPS+ of 90. Rougned Odor is hitting .194 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .242. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 93 at bats. His OPS+ is 68 while his slugging percentage is at .376. The Rangers have 176 hits, including 29 doubles and 33 home runs. Texas has walked 75 times so far this season and they have struck out 191 times as a unit. They have left 131 men on base and have a team OPS of .696. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 112 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 15-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, Lance McCullers has a 2-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 29 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 29 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.85 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 30 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.44. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 189 base knocks and 84 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 71 hitters and struck out 228 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.86.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Astros hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .398. He has 27 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 85 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 153. George Springer is hitting .217 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 18 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Astros as a unit have 221 base hits, including 35 doubles and 29 homers. Houston has walked 77 times this year and they have struck out on 178 occasions. They have had 162 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 105 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +180
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