Texas Rangers at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 5/10/2019
Friday, May 10, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Justin Verlander
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Friday, May 10, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Rangers and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +225 and Houston at -245. The Rangers have a 21-12-1 over/under record and a 21-13-0 run line mark. The Astros are 16-21-0 against the run line and have a 16-19-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 21-12-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 21-13-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 16-19-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 16-21-0 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 17-17 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn has a 4-2 record with an earned run average of 5.75 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 40.2 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.75 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 113 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 5.18. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 316 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 262. They have walked 4.3 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 5.04.
As a team Texas is hitting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Rangers hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .403. He has 40 hits this season in 126 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .532 and an OPS+ of 140. Elvis Andrus is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 136 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Rangers have 293 hits, including 66 doubles and 52 home runs. Texas has walked 142 times so far this season and they have struck out 326 times as a unit. They have left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 202 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 22-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Justin Verlander has a 5-1 record and a 0.87 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 50.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He's allowing 5.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.88 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 111 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 250 base knocks and 134 earned runs this season. They have given up 45 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 90 hitters and struck out 341 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.05 while their FIP as a staff is 3.78.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .380. He has 41 hits this year along with 32 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .603 with an OPS+ of 163. Michael Brantley is hitting .340 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 48 hits in 141 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .603. The Astros as a unit have 344 base hits, including 71 doubles and 65 homers. Houston has walked 135 times this year and they have struck out on 270 occasions. They have had 260 men left on base and have an OPS of .841. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 188 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +225
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