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(65-66) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (79-52)
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Martinez (3-5) – 5.26 ERA McHugh (2-2) – 3.63 ERA
MLB Moneyline Odds: Astros -127
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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It’s an American League West showdown on Thursday afternoon at Tropicana Field. The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros finish up their series in Florida after being displaced by the hurricane.
The Rangers have won three of the last four games played between the two teams.
The Texas Rangers have a chance to make the playoffs, but they are really going to need to get hot. The Rangers have struggled at points this season, but they haven’t really struggled against the Astros, which is going to be key down the stretch for their playoff push.
On the mound for the Rangers is Cole Hamels who has been good this year. He comes into this game with a 9-2 record and an ERA of 3.78.
In his last start against the Athletics he struggled though going 4.1 innings and giving up nine hits and six runs.
On the other side of this match up is the Houston Astros who are just trying to not limp into the playoffs. Off such a hot start they have struggled the last few weeks.
On the mound for the Astros is Collin McHugh who comes into this game pitching really well. In his last two starts he has gone six innings in each start and has given up a total of one run.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TEX are 9-3 in their last 12 Thu. games.
- TEX are 45-17 in Hamels’ last 62 starts.
- Over is 9-4 in Hamels’ last 13 road starts.
- Over is 8-0-1 in HOU last 9 on astroturf.
- Under is 6-2 in HOU last 8 home games.
- HOU are 9-24 in their last 33 games on astroturf.
- Under is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
- TEX are 78-36 in the last 114 meetings.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Both of these pitchers have done well and I think that will continue in this game.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rangers ML.
I think the Rangers will have the Astros number again and win a low scoring game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Rangers 4 – Astros 2
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