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(11-14) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (16-9)
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston Texas
Projected Pitchers: Cole Hamels vs. Mike Fiers
MLB Moneyline Odds: Texas -120 | Houston +167
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Houston -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Rangers limp into May at 11-14, the same team that won the AL West and had the best record in the AL last season.
This is largely due to having one of the worst pitching staffs in the league, ranking 22nd in pitcher WAR through the first month of the season.
Both their starting rotation and their bullpen rates at about league average, with no bright spots in terms of staff unity, they instead rely heavily on aces Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish.
The same can be said for their bats, which rank 20th in all of baseball and 12th in the AL in total batting.
Their bats rely heavily on a star, a star that they are without. Adrian Beltre has missed all of the season thus far and may not be back until the end of May.
The Astros are humming right along, the clear favorite and best team in the AL West this year in what many thought would be a competitive division.
Much of their success can be attributed to their entire team, with depth in every facet of the game. Their starters rank only 20th in the league in pitching WAR, but their overall pitching ranks at 9th thanks to a dominant bullpen.
Their bats are balanced as well, they don’t have the best power or speed in the league, but hit for a high average and get on base at a league high rate as well.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in TEX last 10 overall.
- HOU are 13-3 in their last 16 games as a favorite.
- Under is 7-2-1 in HOU last 10 Tue. games.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Rangers feature their ace that hasn’t pitched as well as his surface numbers while the Astros feature Mike Fiers that has struggled in all facets this season.
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But the overall depth of this Astros lineup and bullpen still give them the edge.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Texas 4 – Houston 5
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