Free MLB Prediction: Astros vs Rangers
Major League Baseball betting sees the Houston Astros taking on the Texas Rangers on Monday September 14th atGlobe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.
Houston Astros (77-66) at Texas Rangers (75-67)
Date: September 14th
Time: 7:10 PM
Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: Houston Astros +113, Texas Rangers -123
MLB Betting Total: 8.0
Probable Pitchers: Astros LH Scott Kazmir (7-10, 2.63 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Cole Hamels (9-8, 3.76))
The most important series of the season takes place for both the Astros and the Rangers.
Currently, the Astros sit just 1.5 games up on the Rangers in the AL West. If that wasn’t drama enough, the Rangers hold the 2nd Wild Card spot by just 1.0 game against the Twins.
One of these teams can really send a message here in the AL West race. A Houston series win or sweep could really put a dagger in the heart of the Rangers.
A Rangers series win or sweep and we will have the potential of an epic AL West finish here in 2015.
The Astros have made a living this year with come from behind and last at bat wins. Usually their finding ways to do it at home, but Sunday they took an exception.
Down 3-0 with 2 outs in the top of the 9th, Houston ran off 5 straight runs capped by a Jed Lowrie 3 run homer that snuck over the wall by inches as Houston had their most dramatic comeback of the season.
Following up that giant win in terms of the AL West race, the Astros will send out LH Scott Kazmir in hopes of building off that momentum in this big game.
Kazmir, who was acquired at the trade deadline, is just 2-5 with a 3.13 ERA since putting on an Astros jersey.
Kazmir fell to the Athletics in his last start allowing 4 runs through 6.0 innings of work.
The Rangers will be throwing one of their main deadline acquisitions, like the Astros, here on Monday.
LH Cole Hamels will be working with an extra day off, which was intentionally given so he could start off the key series here.
Hamels has won 3 straight decisions and brings in a 3-1 record since being traded over. Hamels ERA is a bit inflated as it sits at 4.07 over the 7 starts in a Rangers uniform.
The LH gave up 4 runs in 7.0 innings as he earned the win last time out against Seattle.
In his career against the Astros, Hamels is 4-3 with an ERA of 4.90.
MLB Betting Trends:
Astros are 28-13 in their last 41 vs. a team with a winning record.
Astros are 42-92 in their last 134 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Astros are 31-71 in their last 102 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Rangers are 18-5 in their last 23 home games.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Houston ML
The Astros look like a team of destiny with how they’re playing. After a phenomenal come from behind win on Sunday, they have a ton of momentum heading into this series.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Houston 8- Texas 4
Hamels gets roughed up as the Astros take game 1 of the series.
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