Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, 10/22/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2023
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
Minute Maid Park is where the Houston Astros will try to beat the Texas Rangers on Sunday in Game 6 of their series. Houston leads the series 3-2. The starting pitchers are Nathan Eovaldi and Framber Valdez. The opening line has Texas at +108 and Houston at -118. The total is currently at 8.5.
As a unit, the Texas Rangers are notching 5.4 runs per outing, which is 3rd in the league. They have a total of 881 runs while having a team OBP of .337. The Rangers have accumulated 326 doubles as a squad and have hit 233 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 845 runs batted in as well as 1,470 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .263. Texas has a slugging percentage of .452 and have been rung up 1,416 times, while taking a walk on 599 occasions.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Rangers pitchers have given up 198 home runs in addition to 716 total runs (14th in baseball). Texas has yielded 1,330 base knocks (8.3 per 9 innings) and also 683 earned runs. The Rangers have a team ERA of 4.28 on the campaign (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,351 hitters. They have walked 491 opposing players and their FIP is 4.32 as a unit over the course of the season.
Rangers bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 163 times and also have had 160 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 80 holds this year (20th in MLB). The Rangers bullpen have a save percentage of 47.6% and stepped onto the hill in 146 save situations. They have compiled 30 saves on the year and have missed out on 33 of 63 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 273 runners this year and 31.5% of those players crossed the plate. The Rangers have dispatched 467 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Rangers have transformed 70.3% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,927 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 4th in baseball. The Texas Rangers have accounted for 4,309 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,423 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .990 which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball, and they have turned 143 double plays.
Eovaldi has taken the mound for 1,401 innings and is sitting with 1,192 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.10 (639 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.303. He has given up 1,424 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 403 walks. Eovaldi (79-73 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.83 and he has gone up against 5,932 batters during his time in the majors.
Houston has a total of 222 long balls so far this year as well as 799 runs batted in. They have hit 280 two-baggers, while getting a free base 550 times and racking up 827 runs. The Houston Astros have accumulated a team OBP of .331 as well as a batting average of .259 for the season. The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .437 and they average 5.10 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,241 occasions (28th in MLB) and have a total of 1,441 base knocks.
The Houston pitching staff have conceded 698 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.94 (632 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 201 HR's and they yield 4.35 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Astros are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.279 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.31 as a pitching staff so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 9.10 (1,460 strikeouts against 537 bases on balls). They rank 8th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,312.
Houston relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 31.1% out of their 161 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 151 times in high leverage situations in addition to 97 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 148 save situations, the Astros have compiled 86 holds and 19 blown saves. They are ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 68.9%, and they have dispatched 513 relievers to the mound on the year. Houston has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 61 save chances and they have converted 42 saves.
In their 13,008 innings on the field, the Astros are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (10th in professional baseball). The Houston Astros have gotten 144 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in professional baseball). The Astros have 1,346 assists, 81 errors and have notched a total of 4,336 putouts over the course of the season.
During his MLB career, Valdez has allowed 601 hits while he has totaled 697 punch outs in 712 frames. He has conceded a total of 269 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.217 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.6. His K/BB ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 2,978 opposing batters in his career. Valdez (53-34 career mark) has earned a 3.40 earned run average and has conceded 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston
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