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2018 MLB Season
(55-31) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (38-47)
Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington Texas
Projected Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel vs. Austin Bibens-Dirkx
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -168 | Rangers +158
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 (-110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.5
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Keuchel was roughed up in his last outing, but managed to get the no-decision after Houston came back in the ninth to take down the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6. He went 5.1 innings giving up seven hits and six earned runs while he struck out three and walked three.
In 17 starts the lefty owns a 7.04 K/9, 2.46 BB/9, 1.06 HR/9, and an average BABIP of .301. The end-result is a mediocre 4.22 ERA and a slightly better 3.92 FIP, indicating that he’s played a little better than what his ERA would indicate.
Houston has hit a little bump in the road as they’ve only won three of their seven contests in the past week. During that span their lineup is slashing .225/.290/.411 to go with 23 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
Bibens-Dirkx was solid in his last outing, but walked away with the no-decision as Texas would later go on to lose to the San Diego Padres 2-3. He went five scoreless-innings giving up just two hits while he struck out six and walked four.
In four starts Bibens-Dirkx owns a 6.75 K/9, 2.38 BB/9, 0.40 HR/9, and a slightly inflated .324 BABIP. The end-result is a solid 3.57 ERA and an even better 3.24 FIP indicating that he’s pitched a little better than what his ERA would indicate.
Texas has been playing winning baseball in the past week as they’ve won four of their six contests. During that span their lineup has been smoking hot as they are slashing .316/.388/.530 to go with 24 extra-base hits and 41 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- HOU are 18-6 in their last 24 overall.
- HOU are 26-10 in their last 36 road games.
- TEX are 11-3 in their last 14 overall.
- TEX are 11-3 in their last 14 games on grass.
- HOU are 15-3 in the last 18 meetings in Texas.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction: Texas edges out Houston at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers +1.5 & UNDER 10.5
It’s scary that Houston is still heavy favorites despite Keuchel coming off of a bad start and Houston’s lineup not hitting as well, meanwhile Bibens-Dirkx has been solid in his last two outings and Texas’ lineup has been on fire. I’ll roll with the free runs and back Texas at home.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 5 – Astros 4
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