Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 9/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros
Date: Monday, September 5, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
The Houston Astros (85-48) will try to beat the Texas Rangers (58-74) at Minute Maid Park on Monday. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Martin Perez and Framber Valdez.
As a team, the Texas Rangers are notching 4.5 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 10th in MLB. They have 596 runs while having a team OBP of .307. The Rangers have accumulated 182 doubles as a unit and have hit 162 balls out of the park. They have 567 runs batted in as well as 1,098 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .244. Texas owns a slugging percentage of .400 and have been called out on strikes 1,152 times, while drawing a walk on 386 occasions.
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The Rangers hold a team ERA of 4.17 on the season (21st in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,087 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 477 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.13 as a unit on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.28 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.34. Rangers pitchers have surrendered 135 home runs in addition to 604 runs (22nd in baseball).
Rangers pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 104 times in addition to having 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have notched 67 holds so far this year (16th in MLB). The Rangers relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 57.7% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. They have earned 30 saves this season and have not converted 22 of their 52 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 runners over the course of the season and 32.9% of those runners crossed the plate. The Rangers have sent 439 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Texas Rangers have a total of 3,517 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,252 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which has them sitting 26th in MLB, and have accumulated 106 double plays. The Rangers have converted 69.3% of balls in play into outs in their 10,551 innings, which ranks them 16th in pro baseball.
Perez has pitched in 1,261 innings and has accumulated 884 strikeouts thus far in his career. Perez (73-74 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.38 and he has gone up against 5,488 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.48 (628 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.449. He has conceded 1,373 hits (9.8 hits per nine innings) and has had 455 walks.
The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .419 and they earn 4.50 runs per game (11th in the league). They have tallied 236 doubles, while taking a walk 444 times as well as scoring 598 runs. Houston has accounted for 172 HRs so far this year and 582 RBIs. They have struck out on 990 occasions (29th in the league) and have tallied 1,087 hits. The Houston Astros have compiled a team on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a team batting average of .245 for the year.
The Astros have a team WHIP of 1.111 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.42 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.12 (1,205 strikeouts against 386 bases on balls). They rank 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 927. They have given up 111 HR's and they surrender 3.33 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The Houston pitching staff have given up 437 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 3.00 (394 earned runs yielded).
Houston has called on relievers to enter the game in 56 save opportunities and they have recorded 42 saves. They rank 3rd in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have sent 391 relievers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 134 times in high leverage situations and also on 87 occasions with base runners. Houston bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.6% out of their 125 inherited base runners. With 140 save situations, the Astros have accrued 84 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 104 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .987 (8th in baseball). The Astros have 1,042 assists, 60 errors and have accounted for 3,547 putouts this season. In their 10,641 innings on the diamond, the Astros have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (3rd in baseball).
During his MLB career, Valdez has given up 396 base hits while he has accumulated 453 K's in 477 innings pitched. Valdez (38-21 career record) has earned a 3.36 earned run average and has given up 7.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 178 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.245 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.29 and he has gone up against 2,008 batters during his MLB career.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas
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