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Rangers at Astros 9/16/20 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Odds & Info

Game Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
Date & Time Wednesday September 16, 2020, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Minute Maid Park 501 Crawford Street, Houston, TX, 77002, USA
Latest odds
HOU -230 ; O/U 9
TV Channel
SportsNet SW

The Rangers are heading to Minute Maid Park in this game to face their in state rival in Houston. The Rangers head to the game struggling on the road this year with a 4-17 record, but the Rangers on the overall mark are sitting on a 17-30 mark. With the Astros the team is heading into the game here with a 23-24 record, but also playing at home this year the Astros are sitting on a 16-6 record.

This year the Rangers have not been that good offensively with a total of 328 hits and a .218 average. The number of runs scored for the Texas club is sitting at 178 with only 45 homers. The Astros have done better with 380 hits and a .243 average. The run production for Houston is sitting at 234 run and 53 homers.

Kyle Gibson is the pitcher the Rangers are tapping to start the game. This year Gibson has ended up with a 1-5 record and a 6.14 ERA on the year. When it comes to the pitching Gibson has ended up throwing 48.1 innings while striking out 41 batters. However, Gibson has given up 58 hits and walked 22 batters.

Lance McCullers Jr. is the starting pitcher that Houston is putting on the mound. McCullers Jr. has posted a 3-2 record and a 5.79 ERA so far When it comes to the number of innings pitched McCullers Jr. has thrown a total of 37.1 innings while striking out 32 batter. He has walked 16 batters and has allowed 37 hits on the year.

    Recent Betting Trends

    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games.
    • Texas are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games.
    • Houston are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Houston's last 8 games against Texas.

    Free MLB Pick:

    Houston Astros -1.5 (-135)

    With the game here the Rangers are playing downright horrible on the road. The one saving grace that Texas may have going for them is the fact that McCullers has not done that good off the mound on the year so far. Look for that to not make much of a difference as the Texas offense is unable to figure out how to hit the ball, let alone score. Final Score Prediction, Houston Astros win 6-2.

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