Free MLB Pick: Astros vs. Rangers Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(12-6) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (10-7)
Date: Saturday April 20, 2019
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Starters: Cole vs. Sampson
MLB MoneyLineBetting Odds: Astros -225 | Rangers +207
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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Once again, Houston will have a huge advantage in the starting pitching matchup on Saturday in Arlington. Gerrit Cole is just 1–2 after picking up his first win of the season in his last start but he’s been his typically filthy self.
Opponents are batting just .185 against him in the early going and he’s struck out 36 batters in 25 innings. Each of his four starts have been quality (at least six innings pitched and no more than three earned runs allowed), though the weakest of the four came in this ballpark, where he walked three and gave up three runs in six innings against the Rangers.
Robinson Chirinos is no spring chicken; he’s 35 years old but after posting a league-average OPS in his first season as a full-time catcher who got over 400 plate appearances last season for the Rangers, he’s off to an even better pace this season as Houston’s full-time backstop. He’s slugging over .500 so far in 2019.
Like Cole, Adrian Sampson pitched in the first series between these two teams just two weeks back. He went six innings in relief and gave up only one run.
He started his first game of the year against Oakland on Sunday, which didn’t go as well. He gave up seven runs in four innings.
Asdrubal Cabrera, who is playing for his third team since the start of last season, may or may not be available for this series. He jammed his finger on Wednesday and is questionable going forward. I mention him because he’s off to a hot start with six home runs and is one of five regulars in Texas’ lineup with an OPS well into triple-digits.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 18-5 in their last 23 Sat. games.
- HOU are 41-15 in their last 56 games on grass.
- HOU are 44-19 in their last 63 overall.
- HOU are 18-5 in the last 23 meetings in Texas.
- Under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: Cole controls the Rangers.
In a game that Houston should have little problem scoring runs, Cole will control the Rangers enough to even up that record and cover the runline.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Astros -1.5.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Astros 6 – Rangers 3
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