Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 4/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-115) Texas (-105)
Globe Life Field is the site where the Texas Rangers (5-10) will attempt to defeat the Houston Astros (7-8) on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Houston at -115 while Texas is coming in at -105. The over/under comes in at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Jake Odorizzi and Taylor Hearn.
The Astros have tallied 23 doubles as a squad and have knocked 17 baseballs out of the park. Houston has a slugging rate of .362 and have been rung up 121 times, while drawing a walk on 50 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which puts them at 21st in baseball. They have accrued 52 runs batted in in addition to 104 hits on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .209. They have accumulated 54 runs while having a team OBP of .285.
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Astros pitchers have given up 13 long balls and 62 runs (15th in the league). They have walked 51 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.88 as a team this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.41 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. The Astros are sitting with a team ERA of 3.65 so far this season (18th in the league), and their staff has struck out 123 hitters.
The Astros relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 75.0% and has come into the game in 12 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 21 base runners on the year and 28.6% of them crossed home plate. Astros bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 15 times and also have had 20 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have sent 57 relievers to the hill this year. The bullpen have tallied 8 holds this season (19th in baseball). They have 3 saves for the year and have not converted 1 of their 4 save opportunities.
The Astros have transformed 70.8% of balls in play into outs out of 1,200 innings on the field, which ranks them 14th in pro baseball. The Houston Astros are sitting with 400 putouts this year, in addition to 118 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which is 8th in baseball, and have accumulated 12 double plays.
Odorizzi has thrown 1,156 innings and is sitting with 1,091 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Odorizzi (68-65 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.15 and he has faced 4,871 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.99 (512 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.251. He has given up 1,047 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 399 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have accounted for an OBP of .295 and a batting average of .228 so far this season. They have struck out on 114 instances (27th in the league) and have tallied 117 base hits. Texas has hit 13 home runs over the course of the season and 66 runs batted in. The Rangers hold a slugging % of .343 and they score 4.73 runs per contest (9th in the league). They have hit 20 two-baggers, while getting a free base 47 times as well as scoring 71 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have relinquished 78 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.08 (74 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 24 HR's and they surrender 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Rangers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.435 and have a FIP of 5.02 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.24 (139 strikeouts vs 62 free passes). They rank 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 126.
With 10 save situations, the Rangers have earned 6 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Texas has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 4 save opportunities and they have walked away with 1 save. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 14 times in high leverage situations in addition to 16 occasions with runners on. Texas relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.4% out of 23 inherited base runners. They rank 30th in MLB with a save percentage of 25.0%, and they have dispatched 67 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Texas Rangers have turned 14 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .980 (25th in the majors). The Rangers have racked up 143 assists, 11 errors and have earned a total of 393 putouts for the season. In 1,179 innings on the field, the Rangers have a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (25th in pro baseball).
Hearn (6-8 record in his career) holds a 5.02 earned run average and has conceded 8.8 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.05 and he has gone up against 583 opposing batters in his career. He has conceded a total of 74 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.455 and having a FIP of 4.8. In his pro baseball career, Hearn has surrendered 130 base knocks while totaling 129 K's in 132 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-115)
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