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2021 MLB Handicapping
(82-59) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (52-89)
Date: Monday, September 13th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi (HOU) vs. TBA (TEX)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -256 Rangers +190
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5, Rangers +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Astros will stay in state as they take on the Rangers for game 1 Monday at 8:05 ET.
Jake Odorizzi is going for the Astros and there has not been a starter named for the Rangers yet.
Houston won 2 games out of 3 when these teams met last.
The Astros are having another strong season under manager Dusty Baker.
They are 1st in the American League West with a record of 82-59. They lead the Mariners and Athletics by 5.5 games.
Houston lost to the Angels on Saturday by a score of 4-2. They have split the first 2 games of the series so sar.
Luis Garcia went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Saturday.
Jake Odorizzi is 6-7 with an ERA of 4.28. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Houston won that game 5-4.
The pitching for this team has been pretty good strong. They have an ERA of 3.74 which is 5th best in baseball.
They have also been a good offensive club. The team is scoring 5.27 runs per game which is 2nd best in baseball.
Houston has hit 180 home runs which is 11th best in the league.
Unlike their divisional rival, the Rangers have really struggled this year. They have been one of the worst teams in baseball.
They are last in the American League West with a record of 52-89. They trail the Astros by 30 games.
Texas came back and beat the Athletics 8-6. These teams have split the first 2 games of this series.
Wes Benjamin went 3.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs on Saturday.
There has not been a starter announced for the game on Monday yet.
The pitching for this club has really struggled. They have an ERA of 4.67 which is 22nd best in the league.
This team has struggled when it comes to offense. They are scoring 3.93 which is 29th best overall.
Texas has hit 152 home runs which is 26th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 89-36 in their last 125 during game 1 of a series.
- Astros are 19-9 in their last 28 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 games on grass.
- Rangers are 26-57 in their last 83 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Rangers are 16-36 in their last 52 games vs. the American League West.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
I feel the Astros will start off this series in good fashion. I do not give the Rangers much of a chance in this one.
Houston is the better team and I feel they will take care of business. These are teams they need to be able to beat.
I feel that Odorizzi will be solid and the Astros will hit around whoever starts for the Rangers.
I like the Astros straight up here.
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