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2020 MLB Handicapping
(17-31) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (24-24)
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
Projected Pitchers: Lyles (TEX), Valdez (HOU)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +205, Astros -225
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Astros -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9.5
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The Rangers are worse than only Pittsburgh in either American or National League.
Surprisingly, the pitching has not been quite as bad as the hitting.
Joey Gallo has two home runs in his last 23 games and is hitting .187.
Of those position players to have played at least 20 games, only Isiah Kiner-Falefa has an OPS above the league’s average.
Lance Lynn has been terrific in Texas again but he won’t start this game. It will be Jordan Lyles, who has given up the most runs in the American League in his first season as a Ranger.
Framber Valdez, by comparison, looks dominant in this matchup with a 111 ERA+ and nearly four strikeouts to every walk.
He has given up 20 earned runs in his last four starts, however. He has managed to go deep into games, despite the fact.
His last start was his first in four that didn’t last at least seven innings.
Houston’s bullpen needs another long outing. With Blake Taylor out, the ‘Stros are hurting in the middle and endgame.
Don’t let Andre Scrubb’s 1.47 ERA in 16 games (18.1 innings) deceive you; he walking more than a batter an inning with a WHIP over 1.5.
MLB Betting Trends:
- TEX are 7-22 in their last 29 games on grass.
- TEX are 7-22 in their last 29 overall.
- TEX are 15-36 in their last 51 road games.
- HOU are 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass.
- HOU are 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
- HOU are 54-21 in their last 75 home games.
- Head to Head: TEX are 1-12 in the last 13 meetings in Houston.
- Head to Head: TEX are 3-14 in the last 17 meetings.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction: over.
I’m in this one for the runs. Lyles is a punching bag and I just don’t trust that Houston bullpen to keep the Rangers down either if Valdez can’t go seven.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9.5
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