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(62-46) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (56-51)
Date: Friday August 28, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Martin Perez vs Dallas Keuchel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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This AL West matchup includes the top 2 teams in the division.
The Rangers have been ahead of the division for a long time now; they are coming off a series loss to the Orioles.
The Houston Astros have been trailing them for much of the season; they currently stand 5.5 games back.
The Texas Rangers lineup has been up and down for most of this season overall. They have been led in hitting by Ian Desmond for much of the time.
Desmond is hitting .298 on the season with 25 doubles and 63 RBIs on the season. Rougned Odor is leading the team in home runs with 21 while hitting .279 and has knocked in 54 runs this season.
Prince Fielder is struggling severely this season. Fielder is carrying an average of .212 with only 8 home runs and 44 RBIs.
The Rangers look to knock off the former Cy Young winner.
The Rangers have Martin Perez on the mound Friday and he has been up and down for most of this season. Perez is currently 7-7 on the season with a 4.22 E.R.A. and 63 strikeouts.
He received a no decision in his last start but it was a quality outing. Perez pitched in 7 innings of work where he gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits.
He also struck out 5 and walked 3 in the start. He looks to take down the divisional foe Friday.
The Houston Astros lineup has been strong for most of this season. They are led by Jose Altuve on the year.
Altuve is hitting .359 on the season with 49 extra base hits and has knocked in 64 RBIs. The young shortstop Carlos Correa is hitting .269 with 25 doubles and 68 RBIs.
George Springer is leading the team in home runs with 22 and he has also driven in 60 runs with a .258 average. The Astros look to get the bats rocking in this series to get some games back in the division.
The Astros have their former Cy Young Dallas Keuchel on the mound Friday. He is currently 6-11 on the season with a 4.86 E.R.A. and 119 strikeouts.
Keuchel was last in action against the Detroit Tigers where he got beat around for a loss. He threw in 5 innings where he gave up 7 earned runs on 7 hits.
Keuchel walked 3 batters and struck out 4 in the loss. He will look to bounce back quickly against the Rangers.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TEX are 4-12 in their last 16 road games.
- TEX are 10-3 in Perezs last 13 starts.
- TEX are 10-3 in Perezs last 13 starts on grass.
- Under is 18-7-1 in HOU last 26 home games.
- HOU are 23-10 in their last 33 home games.
- Under is 8-2-1 in Keuchels last 11 home starts.
- TEX are 66-25 in the last 91 meetings.
- TEX are 30-14 in the last 44 meetings in Houston.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
This AL West matchup could go either way for the rest of the season. I look for the Astros to take this one at home.
I think that Keuchel still has the same juice as last year and I look for him to keep these Ranger hitters off balance all game.
Look for Perez to come out and struggle to this Astros lineup, as they are one of the best lineups in the AL.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros ML
Astros in this one going into the weekend.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 2 Houston 4
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