|Game||Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers|
|Date & Time||Sunday July 21, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)|
HOU -136 O/U 10
The Texas Rangers conclude a three-game series on the road Sunday versus the Houston Astros. Texas lost the opening game of the series on Friday 4-3. Asdrubal Cabrera and Rougned Odor hit back to back solo homers during the sixth for Texas and Elvis Andrus’ groundout scored Shin-Soo Choo during the seventh for the three Texas runs.
Justin Verlander improved to 12-4 after allowing eight hits and two runs. The right-hander struck out 12 over six strong innings and four players for the Astros hit solo home runs. Yuli Gurriel homered in the second and Jose Altuve followed by Alex Bregman and Yordan Alvarez hit home runs during the third to account for all four of Houston’s runs.
Elvis Andrus is leading the Rangers with a .292 batting average and in hits with 103. Joey Gallo leads Texas with 22 home runs, while Nomar Mazara leads in RBIs with 51. Texas is averaging .251 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .271. On Sunday, the Rangers will send Lance Lynn to the mound. The right-hander is 12-5 with an ERA of 3.87, 140 Ks and 29 BBs.
Michael Brantley leads Houston with a .321 batting average and in hits with 116. Alex Bregman leads in home runs with 26 and RBIs with 62. Houston has a .270 batting average while opponents are averaging .223. On Sunday, the Astros will send Rogelio Armenteros to the mound. The right-hander is 0-0 with an ERA of 2.00, 9 Ks and 2 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
Texas is 1-4 in its last 5 on the road
The OVER has cashed in each of the Rangers last 5
Houston is 11-5 in its last 16
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Astros last 7
Houston has won each of the last 4 head-to-head with Texas played at home and 6 of the last 8 overall between the two AL West rivals. Houston has won 11 of its last 16 overall and 46 of its last 66 at home. Texas has lost each of its last 4, 4 of its last 5 on the road and 17 of its last 22 on the road versus an opponent with a .600 or higher winning percentage at home. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 6-5.