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2021 MLB Handicapping
(35-63) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (59-39)
Date: Sunday, July 25th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX
Projected Pitchers: Dane Dunning (TEX) vs. Zack Greinke (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +155 Astros -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5, Astros -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
The Rangers will be in Houston to take on the Astros for game 3 Sunday at 2:10 ET. Game 2 is Saturday at 7:10 ET.
Dane Dunning gets the start for the Rangers and Zack Greinke will be going for the Astros.
Houston took the first game of the series 7-3.
The Rangers have had a very rough season so far. They are in the midst of a 10 game losing streak.
They are last in the American League West with a record of 35-63. The Astros lead them by 24 games.
Texas got swept by the Tigers in a 4 game set this week. In that series, the Rangers scored 8 runs and allowed 29 runs.
Kolby Allard went 4 innings and allowed 7 earned runs on Friday.
Dane Dunning has not been great this year. He is 3-7 with a 4.30 ERA. His last start was against the Tigers on Tuesday where he went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. Detroit ended up winning that game 4-1.
Pitching has not been great for this team so far. They have an ERA of 4.77 which is 24th best in the majors.
The Rangers are also toward the bottom when it comes to offense as they are only scoring 3.90 runs per game which is 28th best in baseball. Some key bats in their lineup are Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo.
Texas has hit 108 home runs which is 21st best in baseball.
The Astros are having another good season so far. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
This squad is still first in the American League West with a record of 59-39. They lead the A’s by 3.5 games.
Houston beat the Indians 2 out of 3 games this week. In that series, they scored 17 runs and allowed 11.
Jake Odorizzi went 4.2 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Friday.
The veteran right hander Zack Greinke has been good so far this year. He is 9-3 with a 3.58 ERA. His last start was against the Tribe on Monday where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Houston won that game 4-3.
This team has gotten very good pitching for a good part of the year. They have an ERA of 3.65 which is 8th best in baseball.
The offense continues to lead the league in runs scored per game. They are scoring 5.39 runs per game.
Houston has done a good job hitting the long ball this year. They have hit 125 of them which is 8th best in the game.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 31-65 in their last 96 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Rangers are 17-45 in their last 62 games overall.
- Rangers are 17-45 in their last 62 games on grass.
- Rangers are 16-57 in their last 73 road games.
- Astros are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. the American League West.
- Astros are 6-2 in their last 8 Sunday games.
- Astros are 14-6 in their last 20 during game 3 of a series.
- Astros are 17-8 in their last 25 games vs. a right handed starter.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
The Astros did exactly what they needed to do on Friday. I look for them to do the same on Sunday to finish off the sweep. There is no excuse for them to lose this game.
Houston is by far the better team and I feel very confident backing them in this one. I backed them in game 1 and they cashed, so I am sticking with the Stros again on Sunday. Not to mention, how could anyone feel good betting the Rangers?
Zack Greinke was good in his last outing and I look for him to be good again in this one. The Astros should be able to get to Dunning early and often in this contest.
I’m going with the Astros on the run line here.
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