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2021 MLB Handicapping
(35-61) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (58-39)
Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Kolby Allard (TEX) vs. Jake Odorizzi (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +170 Astros -222
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Rangers will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 1 Friday at 8:10 ET.
They met back in June and the Astros swept them.
Kolby Allard is going for the Rangers and Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Astros.
The Rangers have had a very bad season so far. They have lost 8 games in a row.
They are last in the American League West with a record of 35-61. The Astros lead them by 22.5 games.
Texas has dropped the first 3 games against the Tigers this week. Detroit won 4-2 on Wednesday.
Jordan Lyles went 7 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
Kolby Allard has not been great so far this year. He is 2-7 with a 4.06 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays on Sunday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Blue Jays won that game 5-0.
Pitching for this team so far has not been great. They have an ERA of 4.72 which is 24th best in baseball.
Their offense has also really struggled. They are scoring 3.90 runs per game which is 29th best in baseball. Some key bats in their lineup are Joey Gallo and Adolis Garcia.
Texas has hit 108 home runs which is 20th best in baseball.
The Astros are having a very impressive season so far. They have won 2 of their last 3 games.
They are still 1st in the American League West with a record of 58-39. They lead the Athletics by 3 games.
Houston won 2 out of 3 against the Indians this week. Cleveland did win on Wednesday 5-4.
Lance McCullers Jr. went 5 innings and allowed 4 earned runs on Wednesday.
Jake Odorizzi has been ok so far this year. He is 3-5 with a 4.09 ERA. His last start was against the White Sox on Saturday where he got hit hard. He went 3.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Chicago won that game 10-1.
Houston has gotten good pitching so far this year. The team has an ERA of 3.65 which is 9th best in baseball.
On offense, they are best in baseball when it comes to runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.37 runs per game.
The Astros have hit 124 home runs which is 9th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 16-40 in their last 56 during game 1 of a series.
- Rangers are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. the American League West.
- Rangers are 17-43 in their last 60 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-43 in their last 60 games on grass.
- Astros are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. the American League West.
- Astros are 46-18 in their last 64 games following an off day.
- Astros are 41-16 in their last 57 home games vs. a left handed starter.
- Astros are 31-15 in their last 46 games overall.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
This Astros need to play well against a team as bad as the Rangers. There is no excuse for them to lose this series.
Houston is by far the better team and I think they will show that on Friday. I do not give the Rangers much chance in this one.
Jake Odorizzi got hit around in his last start, but that was against a very good Chicago lineup. He should be able to bounce back and toss a good game against the Rangers. Also the Astros can definitely hit Allard and I expect them to do so.
The moneyline is too high for me, so I will go with the Astros on the run line.
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