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2021 MLB Handicapping
(76-52) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (44-84)
Date: Sunday, August 29th, 2021
Time: 2:35 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Zack Greinke (HOU) vs. Taylor Hearn (TX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -213 Rangers +160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Astros will be in Arlington as they take on the Rangers for game 3 Sunday at 2:35 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 7:05 ET.
Zack Greinke is going for the Astros and Taylor Hearn is going for the Rangers.
Houston won the first game of the series by a score of 5-4.
The Astros keep on playing good baseball. They have been one of the best teams in the American League.
This club is still in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 76-52. They lead the Athletics by 6.5 games.
Houston beat the Royals 2 games out of 3 before this series. In those games, the Royals scored 11 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Jake Odorizzi went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Friday.
Zack Greinke has been good this year. He is 11-4 with an ERA of 3.41. His last start was against the Royals where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Kansas City won that game 7-1.
The pitching for this team has been impressive. They have an ERA of 3.62 which is 5th best overall.
To me, this is the best offense in baseball. They are scoring the most runs per game in baseball with the number sitting at 5.38.
Houston has hit 166 home runs which is 9th best in the majors.
The Rangers have had a very bad year so far. They have been one of the worst teams in baseball.
They find themselves in last place of the American League West with a record of 44-84. They trail the Astros by 32 games.
Texas dropped 2 games out of 3 to the Indians earlier this week. In that series, the Rangers scored 15 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Glenn Otto went 5 innings and did not allow an earned run on Friday.
Taylor Hearn is 3-4 with an ERA of 3.82. His last start was against the Indians where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Texas won that game 7-3.
The pitching has really killed this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.74 which is 25th best in baseball.
For the most part, their offense has struggled. They are scoring only 3.81 runs per game which is 28th best in the league.
Texas has hit 138 home runs which is 25th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.
- Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Astros are 36-16 in their last 52 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 19-42 in their last 61 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 15-36 in their last 51 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 22-57 in their last 79 games overall.
- Rangers are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
The Astros have been playing well lately and I think they will play well in this game. Fading the Rangers seems to be the smart move in this game.
Houston is the better team and I think they will take care of business here. I have very little confidence that the Rangers can pull off a win.
Greinke was good in his last start and I think he will be solid in this one. Also, I feel that the Astros will do enough against Hearn.
My play is the Astros on the moneyline.
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