Houston Astros at Texas Rangers 6/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Cole Hamels
Globe Life Park is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers on Thursday, June 7, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole for the Astros and Cole Hamels for the Rangers.
Houston opens at -196 while Texas opens at +183. The Astros have a 25-33-4 over/under record and a 33-29-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 28-35-0 against the run line and have a 30-29-4 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 25-33-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 33-29-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 30-29-4 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 28-35-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/05/18 RF Josh Reddick Infection 10-day DL (05/23); expected to be activated Wednesday vs Seattle
05/29/18 C Brian McCann Knee 10-day DL (05/29)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/13/18 SS Elvis Andrus Elbow 60-day DL (04/12)
04/02/18 P Ricardo Rodriguez Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
03/30/18 P Joe Palumbo Elbow 60-day DL (02/23)
03/26/18 P Clayton Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (03/19)
03/26/18 P Ronald Herrera Shoulder 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 37-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Gerrit Cole has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.20 and a WHIP of 0.83 this year. He has 116 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.09 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 192 hitters and walked 43 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.89. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 422 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 152 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.03 and their FIP as a unit is 3.10.
As a team Houston is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Astros hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 70 hits this season in 242 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 142. Jose Altuve is hitting .332 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .377. He has totaled 84 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Astros have 540 hits, including 114 doubles and 71 home runs. Houston has walked 208 times so far this season and they have struck out 522 times as a unit. They have left 420 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 302 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 26-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Cole Hamels has a 3-5 record and a 1.24 WHIP this season. He has 74 strikeouts over the 72 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 202 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 196 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 596 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 86 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 465 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.66.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 28th in the league. The Rangers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Shin-Soo Choo comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .368. He has 62 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 233 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 117. Nomar Mazara is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 63 hits in 234 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Rangers as a unit have 479 base hits, including 104 doubles and 73 homers. Texas has walked 215 times this year and they have struck out on 608 occasions. They have had 414 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 262 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rangers +183
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