Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Martinez vs. Lance McCullers
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Nick Martinez for the Rangers and Lance McCullers for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +112 and Houston at -122. The Rangers have a 28-33-1 over/under record and a 35-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 38-26-0 against the run line and have a 32-26-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 28-33-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 35-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 32-26-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 38-26-0 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 30-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Martinez has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.88 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 28 strikeouts over his 48 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 203 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 175 hitters and walked 80 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 546 base hits and 257 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 213 batters and struck out 429. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.92.
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As a team Texas is hitting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Rangers hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .301 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 74 hits this season in 246 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 111. Nomar Mazara is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 41 men in 219 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .457. The Rangers have 504 hits, including 95 doubles and 82 home runs. Texas has walked 198 times so far this season and they have struck out 561 times as a unit. They have left 374 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 296 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 44-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.58, Lance McCullers has a 6-1 record and a 1.06 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 76.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 58 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 175 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 278 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 503 base knocks and 238 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 196 hitters and struck out 647 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.70.
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. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .392. He has 78 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 242 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .512 with an OPS+ of 151. Carlos Correa is hitting .295 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 66 hits in 224 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Astros as a unit have 613 base hits, including 115 doubles and 99 homers. Houston has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 443 occasions. They have had 432 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.47 runs per game and totaled 350 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -122
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