Free MLB Prediction: Astros vs Rangers Odds
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the Texas Rangers on Wednesday September 16th at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Houston Astros (77-68) at Texas Rangers (77-67)
Date: September 16th
Time: 8:05 PM
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Houston Astros -135, Texas +125
MLB Betting Total:8.5
Probable Pitchers: Astros RH Dallas Keuchel (17-7, 2.22 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Martin Perez (2-5, 5.43
The Rangers couldn’t have picked a better time to stay hot as they get set to host game 3 of a three game set against the Astros on Wednesday.
Behind Mitch Moreland’s walk off sac fly, the Rangers walked right into first place in the AL West as they now lead by a 0.5 game.
This marks the first time all season long that the Rangers are in sole possession of first place in the AL West.
With the loss, Houston now sits in the 2nd Wild Card spot.
You would have thought Sunday was a monumental turning point for the Astros. Down 3-0 with two outs in the top of the 9th, Houston rattled off 5 straight runs to literally steal a win a way from the Angels.
However, the Rangers are doing their best Astros impression as they’ve rattled off wins in both the 8th and 9th innings of the first two games of this series.
On Monday, Prince Fielder blasted a 2 run home run to cap a 5-3 win. Then on Tuesday, Mitch Moreland notched a walk off sac fly to seal the deal.
Attempting to avoid losing 3 straight, Houston will send ace RH Dallas Keuchel to the mound.
The RH has pitched like a Cy Young candidate all year long as he brings in a 17-7 record with an ERA of just 2.22.
Keuchel is 1-0 on the year against Texas in 3 starts with an ERA of 1.23.
The Rangers are stealing all the magic the Astros have had this season and using it against them at the best time.
Texas has taken the first two games of the series which pushes their mark against the Astros this season to 10-4.
Prince Fielder continues to rip the ball as he is 5 for 8 with a home run, 3 RBIs, and 5 runs scored.
Texas will throw LH Martin Perez Wednesday, who is 2-5 with an ERA of 5.43 on the season.
Perez lost for the 3rd time in 4 starts as he allowed 5 runs in just 5.0 innings of work against the Mariners last time out.
Perez is though 3-1 with an ERA of only 2.17 against Houston in 4 career starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
Astros are 7-2 in their last 9 during game 3 of a series.
Astros are 11-4 in their last 15 games following a loss.
Rangers are 20-6 in their last 26 home games.
Rangers are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. a team with a winning record.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Houston ML
With a clear edge in the pitching matchup here, Houston cannot let this season and AL West title slip away from them.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Houston Astros 7- Texas Rangers 3
Houston’s bats come alive and knock Perez around en route to a win.
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