Free MLB Pick: Astros vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers
Date: Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Jordan Lyles
MLB Moneyline Odds: OFF
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
This is a first vs worst matchup in the AL West. Houston is in great form right now too.
The Astros has been playing great ball of late. They just won their series against Oakland to sneak ahead of them in the AL West standings heading into Friday action. Yuli Gurriel is a legit MVP candidate and Kyle Tucker has 10 homers. This team can be even better once their true top bats start lighting it up too.
Lance McCullers has been the Astros’ best starter this season. His strikeout rate is up from a year ago and only once in eight starts has he given u more than three runs. He has been better on the road too with a 2-0 record and 2.00 ERA.
Houston’s bullpen has only been about league average this season. They are very effective but don’t have the parade of flamethrowers that other teams do.
Texas is in a difficult part of their schedule. They have only won once in their last 10 as they took on the Giants, Astros and Yankees. The Astros swept them in a four game series last week.
Jordan Lyles has been one of the worst starters in the Majors this season. That was not unexpected. Most of the time he just gives hitters to much to hit and they take him out of park. Only twice in nine starts has he not given up a homer.
Texas has the better bullpen, measured by WAR. That is probably not enough to swing the tide in this series but if they can get a lead maybe they are a good in-game play.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 12-3 in their last 15 games with the total set at 11.0 or higher.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series.
- Rangers are 8-3 in their last 11 games with the total set at 6.5 or lower.
- Rangers are 23-47 in their last 70 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series.
Free Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
It is hard to really look at Texas in this series and in this game.
McCullers should be on his game and is backed by the much better lineup.
We do probably have to go run line though.
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