Texas Rangers at Houston Astros MLB Point Spread Picks 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Adrian Sampson vs. Collin McHugh
The Texas Rangers visit Minute Maid Park on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Adrian Sampson for the Rangers and Collin McHugh for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Texas at +220 and Houston at -240. The Rangers have a 21-14-1 over/under record and a 21-15-0 run line mark. The Astros are 18-21-0 against the run line and have a 16-21-2 over/under record.
Valuable Texas Rangers Betting Trends
The Texas Rangers are 21-14-1 against the over/under
The Texas Rangers are 21-15-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 16-21-2 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 18-21-0 against the run line
Key Texas Rangers Injuries
05/09/19 P Shawn Kelley Infection 10-day IL (05/06)
04/26/19 P Taylor Hearn Elbow 10-day IL (04/26)
04/13/19 P Edinson Volquez Elbow 60-day IL (04/05)
04/01/19 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
05/10/19 2B Jose Altuve Hamstring left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Texas Rangers
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 17-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adrian Sampson has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.41 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 32.2 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 141 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 117 hitters and walked 66 batters. As a team, Texas allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Rangers pitchers collectively have given up 331 base hits and 182 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Texas as a pitching staff has walked 153 batters and struck out 279. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.51 and their FIP as a unit is 5.06.
As a team Texas is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Rangers hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .401. He has 41 hits this season in 132 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .515 and an OPS+ of 136. Elvis Andrus is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .378. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 144 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .507. The Rangers have 298 hits, including 66 doubles and 53 home runs. Texas has walked 148 times so far this season and they have struck out 346 times as a unit. They have left 232 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 5.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 204 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 24-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.37, Collin McHugh has a 3-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 41 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 36 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .193 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 116 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.59. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 255 base knocks and 136 earned runs this season. They have given up 46 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 361 batters. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.03 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .492 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .348, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .377. He has 44 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 150 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .607 with an OPS+ of 163. Michael Brantley is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 49 hits in 145 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .593. The Astros as a unit have 359 base hits, including 72 doubles and 69 homers. Houston has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 287 occasions. They have had 273 men left on base and have an OPS of .840. They have scored 5 runs per game and totaled 195 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rangers/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rangers +220
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