Monday, June 12, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Joe Musgrove
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Monday, June 12, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Joe Musgrove for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +122 and Houston at -135. The Rangers have a 28-32-1 over/under record and a 34-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 38-25-0 against the run line and have a 31-26-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 28-32-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 34-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 31-26-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 38-25-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
06/06/17 1B Mike Napoli Back 10-day DL (06/04)
06/01/17 P Chi Chi Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Tyson Ross Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/26/17 P A.J. Griffin Ribs 10-day DL (05/27)
05/15/17 CF Carlos Gomez Hamstring 10-day DL (05/15)
05/03/17 P Cole Hamels Oblique 10-day DL (04/30)
04/03/17 SS Hanser Alberto Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
03/31/17 P Jake Diekman Intestinal 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/30/17 P Joe Musgrove Shoulder 10-day DL (05/27)
05/28/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 10-day DL (04/19)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 29-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.18 and a WHIP of 1.13. He has 89 strikeouts over his 82 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 172 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 543 base hits and 256 earned runs. They have allowed 89 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 212 batters and struck out 424. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.93.
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As a team Texas is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 63 hits this season in 216 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 116. Elvis Andrus is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 73 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Rangers have 500 hits, including 95 doubles and 81 home runs. Texas has walked 195 times so far this season and they have struck out 550 times as a unit. They have left 371 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 291 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 44-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.89, Joe Musgrove has a 4-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 43 strikeouts over the 53.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 59 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 269 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.57. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 491 base knocks and 226 earned runs this season. They have given up 74 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 191 hitters and struck out 634 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .277, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Carlos Correa comes into this matchup batting .295 with an OBP of .370. He has 66 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 143. Jose Altuve is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 77 hits in 238 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 153 and a slugging percentage of .517. The Astros as a unit have 603 base hits, including 114 doubles and 97 homers. Houston has walked 199 times this year and they have struck out on 435 occasions. They have had 423 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.46 runs per game and totaled 344 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +122
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