Free MLB Pick: Astros vs. Rangers Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-52) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (44-82)
Date: Friday, August 27th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (HOU) vs. TBA (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -233 Rangers +175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Astros will stay in state as they take on the Rangers for game 1 Friday at 8:05 ET.
Jake Odorizzi is going for the Astros and there has not been a starter named yet for the Rangers.
The Astros won the series when these teams faced off the last time.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they have been one of the best teams in baseball.
This club is in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 75-52. They lead the Athletics by 5 games.
Houston beat the Royals 6-5 on Wednesday and took 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Astros scored 11 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Lance McCullers Jr. went 6.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
Jake Odorizzi is 6-6 with an ERA of 4.52. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 5.2 innings and allowed 1 earned run. Houston won the game 15-1.
The pitching for this team has been very impressive. They have an ERA of 3.61 which is 5th best in the majors.
Their offense is the best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.38 runs per game.
Houston has hit 166 home runs which is 8th best in baseball.
Unlike the Astros, the Rangers have had a terrible year. They are one of the worst teams in baseball.
This team is dead last in the American League West with a record of 44-82. Houston leads them by 30.5 games.
Texas lost to the Indians 7-2 on Wednesday.
Jake Latz went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Wednesday.
At this time, there has not been a starter named for this game.
The pitching has not been great. They hold an ERA of 4.69 which is 23rd best overall.
Their offense has also really struggled. They are only scoring 3.79 runs per game which is 28th best in the league.
Texas has hit 135 home runs which is 25th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 51-18 in their last 69 games following an off day.
- Astros are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Rangers are 21-45 in their last 66 during game 1 of a series.
- Rangers are 19-41 in their last 60 vs. a team with a winning record
- Rangers are 16-35 in their last 51 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 22-55 in their last 77 games overall.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 teams that are going in different directions. I look for the Astros to keep rolling and for the Rangers to keep struggling.
Houston is a much better team and I feel they will show that on Friday. These are games they cannot lose.
I look for Odorizzi to be solid and for the Astros to hit around whoever starts for Texas.
I am going with the Astros on the run line here.
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