Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Texas Rangers (58-69) will go up against the Houston Astros (82-47) at Globe Life Field on Wednesday. The pitchers expected to start will be Luis Garcia and Martin Perez.
Houston has a slugging rate of .423 and have been called out on strikes 953 times, while being walked on 426 occasions. They have accumulated 568 RBI's in addition to 1,054 base knocks for the season, and their average at the plate is .245. The Astros have accounted for 229 doubles as a team and have hit 171 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 584 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .318. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.5 runs per game, which has them sitting at 10th in the league.
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The Astros have an earned run average of 3.04 on the year (2nd in MLB), and they have rung up 1,161 hitters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. Astros pitchers have conceded 108 home runs in addition to 428 total runs (2nd in MLB). They have walked 373 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.45 as a team on the season.
Astros bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 82 times in addition to having 120 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 78 holds for the year (7th in MLB). The Astros bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 73.6% and has entered the game in 131 save situations. They have earned 39 saves for the season and have blown 14 of 53 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 122 runners for the season with 29.5% of those players ended up scoring. The Astros have sent 376 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Houston Astros have a total of 3,431 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,009 assists and 60 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 10th in the majors, and have a total of 103 double plays. The Astros have transformed 71.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,293 innings on the field, ranking them 3rd in pro baseball.
Garcia has taken the ball for 296 innings and is sitting with 308 punch outs during his MLB career. Garcia (22-17 career record) holds a FIP of 3.84 and he has gone up against 1,212 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.74 (123 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.169. He has conceded 251 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 95 free passes.
The Texas Rangers have recorded a team OBP of .307 and a batting average of .244 on the year. They have struck out on 1,111 occasions (10th in MLB) and have 1,056 hits. Texas has compiled 156 long balls so far this year and 550 RBIs. The Rangers hold a team slugging % of .401 and they average 4.56 runs per outing (9th in the league). They have 177 doubles, while getting a free base 372 times as well as recording 579 runs.
The Texas pitching staff have given up 572 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.10 (515 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 132 homers and they relinquish 4.56 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Rangers hold a team WHIP of 1.312 and have a FIP of 4.15 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.33 (1,038 strikeouts against 446 walks). They come in at 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,036.
With 116 save situations, the Rangers have earned 65 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. Texas has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 51 save opportunities and they have walked away with 30 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 135 times in high leverage situations and on 101 occasions with runners on. Texas relievers have an inherited score percentage of 32.9% out of their 152 inherited base runners. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save rate of 58.8%, and they have dispatched 423 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year.
Out of their 10,170 innings on the field, the Rangers are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in the majors). The Texas Rangers have gotten 101 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (22nd in baseball). The Rangers have 1,199 assists, 76 errors and are sitting with 3,390 putouts this year.
Perez (73-73 record in his career) holds a 4.46 ERA while conceding 9.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.95 and he has gone up against 5,460 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 623 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.444 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. In his career, Perez has allowed 1,364 base hits while totaling 879 punch outs in 1,256 innings pitched.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas
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