Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 19 (5/19): MLB

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 19 (5/19): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Rangers money line +170
Rangers run line +1.5 (-115)
Astros money line -210
Astros run line -1.5 (-105)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Record 17-19 24-14
Road / home record 7-7 9-4
Last 10 record 6-4 7-3
Streak W4 L1
Over / under record 17-15-4 11-25-2
Runs / game 4.28 4.42
Runs allowed / game 4.39 3.32

Preview

The Houston Astros will visit the Texas Rangers to play a 4-game of the series at the Minute Maid Park. The Astros lost their last series against the Red Sox while the Rangers swept the Angels.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 17-19 record and have won 4 games in a row. The team is averaging 4.28 runs per game and allowing 4.39 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .244 AVG and has 8 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 24 RBI and 6 home runs.

Brock Burke leads the pitching staff with 3 wins, a 1.45 ERA and 27 strikeouts.

Probable Pitcher:  Glenn Otto (1-1, 6.38 ERA)

Otto will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Rangers. Otto registered a no-decision during Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Yankees in Game 2 of a doubleheader, allowing two runs on two hits and three walks with two strikeouts in five innings. He already faced the Astros this season and allowed 2 runs striking out 5 across 4.1 innings.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 24-14 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.42 runs per game and are allowing 3.32 runs. Yordan Alvarez has 12 home runs and 22 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .285 avg and Kyle Tucker has 25 RBI.

Justin Verlander leads the pitching staff with a 1.38 ERA, 41 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:  Framber Valdez (2-2, 2.93 ERA)

Valdez will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Valdez picked up the win Friday against the Nationals, allowing one run on seven hits across 7.2 innings while striking out six and walking a pair. In his last 3 starts against the Rangers he has a 0.90 ERA 16 strikeouts across 19 innings.

BETTING TRENDS

Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Houston.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games on the road.

Houston are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Texas.

Prediction

The Rangers are on a 4 game winning streak and the offense is on fire, they have averaged 7.5 runs in the last 4 games bu they'll face Framber Valdez who has dominated them in the last 3 meetings. The Astros lost their last series at home so they'll be hungry for a win and they have won 10 straight games at home against the Rangers. Take the Astros.

PICK: Astros -1.5 (-105)

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