Texas Rangers at Houston Astros 5/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Moore vs. Dallas Keuchel
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, May 13, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Matt Moore for the Rangers and Dallas Keuchel for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +255 and Houston at -280. The Rangers have a 21-16-3 over/under record and a 17-23-0 run line mark. The Astros are 20-20-0 against the run line and have a 14-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 21-16-3 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 17-23-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 14-24-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 20-20-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/08/18 LF Drew Robinson Hip 10-day DL (05/08)
05/02/18 P Chris Martin Forearm 10-day DL (05/01)
04/30/18 P Martin Perez Elbow 10-day DL (04/30)
04/22/18 CF Carlos Tocci Hip 10-day DL (04/22)
04/16/18 P Tim Lincecum Blister 60-day DL (03/26)
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)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
05/11/18 RF George Springer Elbow left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Texas Rangers
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 16-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Moore has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.91 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He's allowed 13.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 132 hitters and walked 55 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 383 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 53 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 128 batters and struck out 305. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.70.
As a team Texas is hitting .233, good for 22nd in the league. The Rangers hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Nomar Mazara is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 44 hits this season in 147 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .551 and an OPS+ of 137. Adrian Beltre is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 96 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Rangers have 312 hits, including 65 doubles and 48 home runs. Texas has walked 120 times so far this season and they have struck out 396 times as a unit. They have left 260 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 161 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 24-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.53, Dallas Keuchel has a 2-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.14 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 28 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 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 2.56. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 102 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 412 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.00 while their FIP as a staff is 2.95.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 10th in the league. The Astros hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Altuve comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .379. He has 52 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 161 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 128. Carlos Correa is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 40 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .489. The Astros as a unit have 347 base hits, including 75 doubles and 41 homers. Houston has walked 148 times this year and they have struck out on 338 occasions. They have had 288 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 190 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +255
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