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28-32 (11-18 V) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers 36-22 (23-9 H)
Date: Thursday June 9, 2016
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Collin McHugh vs. Martin Perez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers -107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9.5
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After a dismal start the Astros are still clawing their way back to respectability. They are chasing Texas at the top of the division making these games all the more crucial.
Texas has really been surging of late and as they get healthier they are looking more and more like a force in the American League – even though they are not getting much pub right now.
Not much has gone according to plan for the Astros this season.
Their slugging offense has been pretty quiet and their pitching has come back to earth – they are leading the Majors in steals right now though.
That is thanks to the fact that Jose Altuve is having an MVP type season.
He and George Springer have been the most reliable hitters this season. Phenom Carlos Correia has been meh so they might want to hold off on making his statue.
Starter Collin McHugh has been fighting it all season long. He may be 5-4 but he has not been the pitcher he was a year ago. The problem has been the hits and the homers.
The bullpen has been suspect for Houston this season, showing just how fragile those units are from year to year. Big addition Ken Giles has been terrible and normally reliable Luke Gregerson has not been much better.
The Rangers are among the hottest teams in baseball and have taken hold of the AL West thanks to a five game winning streak (heading into Wednesday) all against AL West teams.
When you look at the numbers nothing jumps out at you which I guess makes this one of the more well balanced groups in the league. I am guessing there are a few teams out there that wish they had given Ian Desmond a second look.
Martin Perez is far from an intimidator but he does have the second best ERA on the team. His specialty is keeping the ball in the park and on the ground and in all but two starts this season he has given up 3ER or less.
He has won three straight starts. In the pen, even though last year’s closer Shawn Tolleson has been terrible they have been a good group overall. Per Houston above predicting performance back there is super tough.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 11-4 in their last 15 overall.
- HOU are 11-4 in their last 15 games on grass.
- Over is 7-3 in HOU last 10 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in TEX last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-2 in TEX last 8 on grass.
- TEX are 6-2 in their last 8 Thu. games.
Free Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Astros turned a lot of heads last season and I am sure they have cost a lot of bettors some bank this season as a result. They are a very tempting option most nights as they are a young group that could certainly flip the switch.
Texas has some big names in the rotation but Perez is not one of them. As a result you can probably get pretty good value with the Rangers in this one even as the home team.
He makes me a big nervous but the results are there.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Texas RL
The way these teams are trending I think you have to go with the Rangers. Don’t expect Perez to dominate the Astros but the offense will make this a comfortable win.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 6 – Houston 3
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