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(86-59) Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros (75-69)
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Minute Maid Park Houston, Texas
Projected Pitchers: A.J. Griffin vs. Brad Peacock
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rangers +113 / Astros -123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rangers +1.5 -175 / Astros -1.5 +155
MLB Betting Total: 9.5 runs
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The Rangers have won 3 of their last 4 games, including the first game in this series, and they have a comfortable lead in the AL West 9.5 games up on the Mariners and 10.5 games up on the Astros.
Houston’s shot at making the playoffs have taken a big hit as of late, as they have lost five of their last 6 games including their last 2. They will not catch Texas in the division, but they are still only 3.5 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card.
In yesterday’s game the Rangers beat the Astros 4-3.
The Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 games facing the Astros in Houston.
The Rangers rank a solid 5th in the Majors in runs scored, but only 20th in team ERA.
A.J. Griffin (7-4 4.92 ERA) goes for the Rangers tonight and in his last start he had his worst of the season giving up 8 earned runs in only 4 innings in a 8-3 loss to the Seattle Mariners. Texas had won his previous 2 starts where he only combined to give up 3 earned runs.
Griffin has won his last 2 starts facing the Astros with a an ERA of 3.86 and in his career facing them he is 5-0 with an ERA of 4.54.
The Rangers are 5-2 in Griffin’s last 7 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
The Rangers have won 13 of their last 18 games facing teams from the AL West.
The Rangers are 39-37 on the road this season.
The Astros rank 13th in runs scored and 10th in team ERA.
Brad Peacock (0-0 3.38 ERA) gets the start for the Astros tonight and it will be his first of the season after splitting time in the minors and with the big club out of the bullpen. He is in the rotation with the injury to starter Dallas Keuchel.
In 4 career starts against the Rangers Peacock is 1-3 with an ERA of 3.76.
The Astros are 1-6 in Peacock’s last 7 home starts.
Houston has only won 1 of their last 7 home games when facing a team with a winning record.
This season the Astros are 40-32 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rangers are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rangers have an Over record of 16-5-1 in their last 22 games.
- Astros are 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
- Astros are 2-7 in their last 9 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Astros have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Prediction:
Peacock has pitched pretty well out of the bullpen this season and he will help the Astros get the win facing Griffin, who was shelled in his last start.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Houston and OVER the Number
the Over record in the last 4 games between these division rivals is 3-0-1, which is a trend that will continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Houston 7 – Texas 5
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