Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Mike Fiers
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Cole Hamels for the Rangers and Mike Fiers for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +113 and Houston at -123. The Rangers have a 10-15-0 over/under record and a 14-11-0 run line mark. The Astros are 15-10-0 against the run line and have a 13-12-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 10-15-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 14-11-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 13-12-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 15-10-0 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 11-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 3.03 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 15 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 24 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 203 base hits and 97 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 90 batters and struck out 177. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.48.
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As a team Texas is hitting .220, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .274 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 26 hits this season in 95 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .442 and an OPS+ of 102. Carlos Gomez is hitting .245 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 94 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 181 hits, including 29 doubles and 34 home runs. Texas has walked 79 times so far this season and they have struck out 206 times as a unit. They have left 137 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 4.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 114 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 16-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.12, Mike Fiers has a 0-1 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 58 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 100 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 195 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 238 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .402. He has 29 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 89 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 154. George Springer is hitting .230 this season and he has an OBP of .295. He has collected 20 hits in 87 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .494. The Astros as a unit have 231 base hits, including 37 doubles and 30 homers. Houston has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 186 occasions. They have had 167 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 112 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +113
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