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2021 MLB Handicapping
(84-59) Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers (53-90)
Date: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
Projected Pitchers: Jose Urquidy (HOU) vs. Kohei Arihara (TX)
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 be in Texas to take on the Rangers for game 3 Tuesday at 8:05 ET. Game 2 is Tuesday at 8:05 ET.
Jose Urquidy is going for the Astros and Kohei Arihara is going for the Rangers.
The Astros won game 1 convincingly by a score of 15-1.
The Astros have had a good season so far and they have been one of the best teams in the American League.
They are in 1st place of the American League West with a record of 84-59. They lead the Mariners by 6.5 games.
Before this series, Houston took 2 games out of 3 from the Angels. The Astros scored 15 runs and allowed 10 runs in those games.
Jake Odorizzi went 1.1 innings and did not allow an earned run on Monday.
Jose Urquidy is 6-3 with an ERA of 3.51. His last start was against the Mariners where he went 3 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Seattle won that game 8-5.
The pitching has been strong for this team. They have an ERA of 3.70 which is 4th best in the majors.
Their offense has also been good. The team is scoring 5.32 runs per game which is 2nd best in the league.
Houston has hit 186 home runs which is 11th best in the league.
The Rangers have not been a great team this year. 2021 has really been a struggle for them.
They are last in the American League West with a record of 53-90. They trail the Astros by 31 games.
Texas took 2 games out of 3 from the Athletics before this series. In those games, the Rangers scored 17 runs and allowed 19 runs.
Spencer Howard got hit hard on Monday. He went 1.1 innings and allowed 6 earned runs.
Kohei Arihara is 2-3 with an ERA of 5.89. His last start was against the Diamondbacks where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Texas won that game 8-5.
Pitching has not been great for this team. They have an ERA of 4.73 which is 23rd best in baseball.
They have also struggled on the offensive side of things. This team is only scoring 3.91 runs per game which is 29th best overall.
Texas has hit 152 home runs which is 26th best in the league.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Astros are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right handed starter.
- Astros are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Astros are 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
- Astros are 35-16 in their last 51 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 35-72 in their last 107 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-36 in their last 53 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers are 17-37 in their last 54 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 3-7 in their last 10 home games.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
I feel the Astros will keep up their good play in this one. I have a hard time seeing them slow down.
Houston is a better and more complete team and I feel they will show that in this one. There is no excuse for them to lose to a terrible team like Texas.
I look for Urquidy to go a little longer than he did in his last start and for the Astros to hit around Ariahra.
I like Texas straight up here.
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