Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 7 (9/7): MLB
- Tactical Picks
- Sep 7, 2022, 9:24:57 AM
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|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|Rangers money line||+230|
|Rangers run line||+1.5 (+115)|
|Astros money line||-290|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (-135)|
|Over / under||8|
|Texas Rangers||Houston Astros|
|Home / road record||31-38||44-21|
|Last 10 record||1-9||6-4|
|Over / under record||66-59-10||50-78-8|
|Runs / game||4.52||4.50|
|Runs allowed / game||4.58||3.29|
The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will play the 3rd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Rangers finally ended their losing streak after beating the Astros 4-3 in the second game of the series. Corey Seager scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh.
The Rangers get here with a 59-76 record and have lost their 9 of last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.52 runs per game and they're batting for .244 AVG, have 598 runs scored in 1102 hits and 162 home runs, ranking #10 in offense in the league behind the Milwaukee Brewers. Adolis Garcia leads with 84 RBI and 21 home runs while Corey Seager has 29 homers and 72 RBI.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.58 runs per game and rank #22 in the league. Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 2.89 ERA, 144 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded for the Rangers.
Probable Pitcher: Cole Ragans (0-2, 4.42 ERA)
Ragans will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rangers. In his last start, Ragans allowed 1 run on 5 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts across 4 innings pitched in the 2-1 win vs Twins but he did not facto in the decision. He has given up 5 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and a strikeout in 4.1 innings against the Astros in his career. He has been charged with the loss.
The Astros get here with a 87-49 record and have won 6 of their last 8 games. They're averaging 4.50 runs and batting for .246 AVG, 607 runs scored in 1098 hits and 174 home runs, ranking #11 in offense in the league behind the Texas Rangers. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .303 avg with 31 home runs and 82 RBI.
Defensively they are allowing 3.29 runs per game and ranking #2 in the league. Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.84 ERA, 154 strikeouts and 16 wins recorded for the Astros.
Probable Pitcher: Cristian Javier (8-9, 3.07 ERA)
Javier will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Javier allowed three earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Rangers. He is 5-1 with an ERA of 3.02 and 59 strikeouts in 12 appearances versus the Rangers in his career.
Texas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Houston.
Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Texas are 3-16 SU in their last 19 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston's last 18 games against Texas.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games at home.
The Rangers haven't been playing good as they have lost 9 of their last 10 games iand have struggled offensively in their last 5 games. Cole Ragans will take the mound for Texas who has only 4 starts this season and was pounded by the Astros with 5 runs. Cristian Javier will start for the Astros who's having a great season and has dominated the Rangers in his career. The Rangers barely won the last game and because of a wild pitch so expect the Astros to bounce back and win this series at home where they win the 68% of the time.
PICK: Astros -1.5 (-135)
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