Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 13 (6/13): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 13 (6/13): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Rangers money line +134
Rangers run line +1.5 (-125)
Astros money line -160
Astros run line -1.5 (+105)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Record 28-31 37-23
Home / road record 13-16 21-13
Last 10 record 7-3 6-4
Streak W1 W2
Over / under record 26-26-1 19-39-2
Runs / game 4.36 4.11
Runs allowed / game 4.29 3.42

 

Preview

The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Globe Life Field. The Rangers won their last series against the White Sox while the Astros lost vs Marlins at home.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 28-31 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.36 runs per game and allowing 4.29 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .232 AVG and has 12 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 40 RBI and 12 home runs.

Martin Perez leads the pitching staff with a 2.18 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:  Taylor Hearn (4-4, 5.40 ERA)

Hearn will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Rangers. Hearn earned the win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Guardians, pitching 5.2 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and two walks. He had six strikeouts. He already lost 2 times against the Astros this season and allowed 4 runs in each game.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 37-23 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.1 runs per game and are allowing 3.4 runs. Yordan Alvarez leads the team batting for .311 avg with 17 home runs and 41 RBI.

Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.94 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 8 wins recorded for the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:  Cristian Javier (3-3, 3.22 ERA)

Javier will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Astros. He allowed 5 runs on 6 hits over 3.1 innings pitched against the Mariners. Javier has a record of 4-1 with an ERA of 2.74 and 45 strikeouts in 10 appearances against the Rangers in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Houston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Texas.

Houston are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games at home.

Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Houston

Prediction

The Astros woke up in the 3rd of the series against the Marlins and scored 9 runs to win the game. They have dominated the Rangers this season and Javier has been very effective against them. The Rangers are sending Hearn to the mound and he got pounded by the Astros in the last 2 meetings. Take the Astros.

PICK: Astros -1.5 (+105)

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