Houston Astros at Texas Rangers MLB Game Picks 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Globe Life Park
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Probable Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Shelby Miller
The Houston Astros visit Globe Life Park on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Texas Rangers. The probable starters are Collin McHugh for the Astros and Shelby Miller for the Rangers.
The opening line for this matchup has Houston at -195 and Texas at +182. The Astros have a 6-13-0 over/under record and a 8-11-0 run line mark. The Rangers are 11-7-0 against the run line and have a 9-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 6-13-0 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 8-11-0 against the run line
Important Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 9-9-0 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 11-7-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
03/28/19 P Joe Smith Achilles 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Lance McCullers Jr Elbow 10-day IL (03/25); is out for season
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/13/19 2B Rougned Odor Knee 10-day IL (04/13)
04/07/19 1B Ronald Guzman Hamstring 10-day IL (04/07)
04/01/19 P Yohander Mendez Elbow 60-day IL (04/01)
03/25/19 P Luke Farrell Jaw 60-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 RF Scott Heineman Shoulder 60-day IL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 13-6 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Collin McHugh has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.96 and a WHIP of 0.83 this season. He has 27 strikeouts over his 23 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He's allowed 4.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 36 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 15 batters. As a team, Houston allows 6.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.95. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 42 batters and struck out 182. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.96 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Houston is hitting .273, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Michael Brantley is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 21 hits this season in 71 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .437 and an OPS+ of 121. George Springer is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 74 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Astros have 174 hits, including 36 doubles and 28 home runs. Houston has walked 72 times so far this season and they have struck out 151 times as a unit. They have left 141 men on base and have a team OPS of .813. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 84 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Texas has a 10-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Shelby Miller has a 0-1 record and a 2.70 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 10 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 14.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.65 and they have given up 69 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Rangers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Texas allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Rangers pitchers as a team have surrendered 166 base knocks and 92 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Texas as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 133 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 5.29.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 17th in the league. The Rangers hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Elvis Andrus comes into this matchup batting .365 with an OBP of .390. He has 27 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .568 with an OPS+ of 146. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .435. He has collected 19 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .569. The Rangers as a unit have 143 base hits, including 30 doubles and 25 homers. Texas has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 167 occasions. They have had 108 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 96 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Rangers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rangers +182
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