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(62-46) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (56-51)
Date: Saturday August 6th, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: LUCAS HARRELL vs. DOUG FISTER
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -142
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.0
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The AL West continues it’s crucial series on Saturday as the Rangers and Astros play in game 2 of their 3 game weekend set.
The Astros continue to try to claw their way back in, sitting at 6.5 games behind the Rangers heading into this weekend.
The Rangers know that this gap cannot get any closer in the AL West.
Texas went for it at the deadline with their acquisitions of Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy and now with Shin Soo Choo back this team is poised for a giant run.
This is the definition of a first place team. They’re dominant at home and do just enough to survive on the road by playing .500 ball. The Rangers enter the weekend 29-29 away from Texas, averaging 4.29 runs per game while conceding 4.45.
Texas sends out Lucas Harrell, who will be making his 2nd start in a Rangers uniform.
Harrell got the win in his Rangers debut, going 6.0 innings allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs in a victory over Kansas City.
Houston continues to put themselves in the Wild Card race, but needs a lot of work to get themselves within striking distance in the AL West.
The Astros trail by 6.5 in the division and just 3.5 in the Wild Card, but they continue to play good ball, led by Jose Altuve.
The 2B is on an absolute tear this season, hitting .355 with 64 runs batted in.
Houston sends out Doug Fister, who sits at 10-7 on the season.
Fister responded well after getting knocked around for 6 runs by the Yankees with a 0 run performance against the Jays.
He hasn’t recorded a home win since 6/20
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 19-7 in their last 26 Saturday games.
- Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
- Rangers are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Astros are 23-8 in their last 31 vs. American League West.
- Astros are 56-26 in their last 82 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Astros are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The edge here goes to the Astros thanks to the pitching matchup.
However, the Rangers offense is an absolute threat, no matter who the starting pitcher is.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER
With how good the Rangers offense is, combined with the Astros being able to hit Harrell, this is a nice spot for some runs to be scored.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 7- Houston 5
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