Free MLB Pick: Astros vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(83-59) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (53-89)
Date: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Zack Greinke (HOU) vs. Jordan Lyles (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros-286 Rangers +210
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Astros will be in Texas to take on the Rangers for game 2 Tuesday at 8:05 ET. Game 1 is Monday at 8:05 ET.
Zack Greinke is going for the Astros and Jordan Lyles is going for the Rangers.
The Astros won the series when these teams met last.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they have been one of the best teams in the American League.
They are still in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 83-59. They lead the Athletics and Mariners by 6.5 games.
Houston beat the Angels 3-1 on Sunday and they ended up taking 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Astros scored 15 runs and allowed 10 runs.
Lance McCullers Jr. went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday.
Zack Greinke has been good this year. He is 11-5 with an ERA of 3.66.
The pitching has been strong for this team. They have an ERA of 3.72 which is 4th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been good. The team is scoring 5.25 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league.
Houston has hit 181 home runs which is 11th best in the league.
The Rangers have not been a great team this year. 2021 has really been a struggle for them.
They are last in the American League West with a record of 53-89. They trail the Astros by 30 games.
Texas beat the A’s on Sunday by a score of 4-3. They did take 2 games out of 3 from Oakland. In those games, the Rangers scored 17 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Taylor Hearn went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday.
Jordan Lyles is 8-11 with an ERA of 5.43. His last outing was against the Diamondbacks where he went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Texas won that game 3-1.
Pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.65 which is 22nd best in baseball.
They have also struggled on the offensive side of things. This team is only scoring 3.93 runs per game which is 29th best overall.
Texas has hit 152 home runs which is 26th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 11-3 in their last 14 Tuesday games.
- Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 35-17 in their last 52 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 27-57 in their last 84 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rangers are 5-13 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
I look for the Astros to keep rolling in this series. I have very little confidence backing the Rangers here.
Houston is a much better team and I feel they will put that on display here. These are the kind of clubs they need to be able to beat.
I look for Greinke to pitch well and for the Astros to hit around Lyles.
I am going with the Astros straight up in this one.
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