Free MLB Pick: Astros vs. Rangers Odds
Looking for Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers free MLB predictions? MLB betting sees the Astros taking on the Rangers on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions like this Houston Texas free pick.
2018 MLB Season
(37-25) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (26-37)
Date: Thursday, June 7th, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Cole Hamels
MLB Moneyline Odds: Houston -200 | Rangers +170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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The Houston Astros head onto the road for the first time in weeks as they are coming off a six game road trip in which they left with three wins under their belt. The Astros are in one of the toughest divisions in baseball and must improve their AL record.
On the mound for the Astros will be Gerrit Cole who has pitched at least seven innings in seven of his 12 starts this year, with 11 quality starts. He’s struck out 116 batters in 81 2/3 innings, including 14 Rangers on April 13 in Houston. Opponents are hitting .171 against him.
Even though the Texas Rangers are far behind the others in the American League West, they still have been able to knock of their rivals. Texas comes into this last series against the AL West with winning five of the past eight games.
On the mound for the Rangers will be Cole Hamels who
is 2-2 with a 2.89 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in his last seven starts, though he is 1-4 with a 4.66 ERA in six starts in Arlington. He has made three starts against the Astros and is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA and .194 batting average allowed against them.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rangers are 1-7 in Hamels’ last 8 home starts.
- Rangers are 0-5 in Hamels’ last 5 starts with 4 days of rest.
Free Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Houston as had great success against the Texas Rangers as that will continue on Thursday night.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros -1.5
Gerrit Cole is on another level as he almost matches his strikeout total against the Texas Rangers.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 5 – Texas 2
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