Texas Rangers at Houston Astros MLB Parlay 5/9/2019
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Minor vs. Wade Miley
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Thursday, May 9, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Mike Minor for the Rangers and Wade Miley for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +145 and Houston at -155. The Rangers have a 20-12-1 over/under record and a 20-13-0 run line mark. The Astros are 15-21-0 against the run line and have a 16-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 20-12-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 20-13-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 16-19-1 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 15-21-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
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
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rangers have a 16-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Minor has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 2.40 and a WHIP of 0.95 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 48.2 innings pitched and he's given up 32 hits. He's allowed 5.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 62 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 306 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 45 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 144 batters and struck out 254. They have walked 4.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.52 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Texas is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Elvis Andrus is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 43 hits this season in 131 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 132. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .322 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 121 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Rangers have 284 hits, including 64 doubles and 49 home runs. Texas has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 317 times as a unit. They have left 218 men on base and have a team OPS of .790. They score 5.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 193 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 21-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.20, Wade Miley has a 2-2 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 39.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 37 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.93 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 247 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 324 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .486 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .376. He has 46 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .558 with an OPS+ of 151. George Springer is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .377. He has collected 40 hits in 139 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .583. The Astros as a unit have 333 base hits, including 70 doubles and 61 homers. Houston has walked 131 times this year and they have struck out on 264 occasions. They have had 254 men left on base and have an OPS of .834. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 179 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Astros -155
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