Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Francis Martes
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Rangers and Francis Martes for the Astros.
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The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +143 and Houston at -153. The Rangers have a 28-34-1 over/under record and a 36-27-0 run line mark. The Astros are 38-27-0 against the run line and have a 32-27-6 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 28-34-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 36-27-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 32-27-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 38-27-0 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
06/12/17 RF Josh Reddick Concussion left last game, is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Texas Rangers
06/12/17 P Lance McCullers Back 10-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 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 31-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.17 and a WHIP of 1.39. He has 29 strikeouts over his 65.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Texas allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 548 base hits and 258 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 217 batters and struck out 434. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
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As a team Texas is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Rangers hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 74 hits this season in 249 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .458 and an OPS+ of 109. Nomar Mazara is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 223 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Rangers have 513 hits, including 96 doubles and 83 home runs. Texas has walked 201 times so far this season and they have struck out 570 times as a unit. They have left 378 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 302 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 44-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.82, Francis Martes has a 0-0 record and a 1.64 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 4 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 8.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 285 batters and walked 82 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.9 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 3.74. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 512 base knocks and 244 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 199 hitters and struck out 656 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 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .386. He has 78 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 246 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 147. Carlos Correa is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 67 hits in 228 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Astros as a unit have 615 base hits, including 116 doubles and 99 homers. Houston has walked 208 times this year and they have struck out on 448 occasions. They have had 438 men left on base and have an OPS of .806. They have scored 5.4 runs per game and totaled 351 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Astros -153
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