Thursday, May 4, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Joe Musgrove
The Texas Rangers head to Minute Maid Park on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to take on the Houston Astros. The expected starting pitchers are A.J. Griffin for the Rangers and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
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The odds for this matchup have Texas at +155 and Houston at -165. The Rangers have a 11-16-0 over/under mark and a 15-12-0 run line record. The Astros are 16-11-0 against the run line and have a 14-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 11-16-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 15-12-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 14-13-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 16-11-0 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 (04/02)
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)
04/20/17 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 11-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher A.J. Griffin has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 0.85. He has 16 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 96 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .282 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 211 base hits and 102 earned runs. They have allowed 30 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 181. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
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As a team Texas is hitting .219, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .296, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 28 hits this season in 98 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .459 and an OPS+ of 112. Carlos Gomez is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .321. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 98 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Rangers have 187 hits, including 31 doubles and 35 home runs. Texas has walked 82 times so far this season and they have struck out 218 times as a unit. They have left 142 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 116 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 18-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Joe Musgrove has a 1-2 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 27.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 30 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 201 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 79 hitters and struck out 250 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .271, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .326 with an OBP of .406. He has 30 hits this year along with 9 RBI in 92 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .478 with an OPS+ of 157. George Springer is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 22 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Astros as a unit have 239 base hits, including 40 doubles and 30 homers. Houston has walked 81 times this year and they have struck out on 190 occasions. They have had 175 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.54 runs per game and totaled 118 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +155
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