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An American League West showdown in the state of Texas highlights the Friday night Major League Baseball Calendar when the Houston Astros visit the Texas Rangers. The current line on top sportsbooks has Houston slightly favored at -125, Texas at +105 and the over/under run total on 10.

Entering the game, Houston on the season is 71-43 overall and 38-18 on the road. The Astros are 3-7 in their last 10 games played. Texas on the season is 54-59 overall and 28-26 at home. The Rangers are 4-6 in their last 10 games played.

Nine teams are battling for two wildcard spots in the AL with the nine separated by just 6 ½ games. Texas is in eighth place in that group, but has a chance to move up during its 10-game home stand that starts today, but has a tough opponent to start with the No. 1 team in the AL.

Texas has lost 7 of its past 11 overall, but not because of Joey Gallo, who has hit a home run in three consecutive games and now has 32 on the season. During his hitting streak of eight straight games, Gallo blasted 8 home runs, while knocking in 14 runs. › Continue reading

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Friday, August 11th, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Astros vs Rangers Free Pick

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Major League Baseball Saturday action heads to the Lone Star State when the Houston Astros visit the Texas Rangers in an American League West showdown. The current line on top sportsbooks has Houston favored at-175, with Texas on +155 and the over/under run total on 9.

Entering the game, Houston is 39-16 overall and 19-6 on the road. Over their past 10 games played, the Astros are 9-1. Texas on the season is 26-29 overall and 17-11 at home. In their past 10 games played, the Rangers are 2-8.

The Astros are baseball’s best team and no other team in the AL West appears capable of challenging them. Houston looks to become the first team in the majors to win 40 games and extend their winning streak to nine consecutive on Saturday.

Earlier this week, Houston swept AL Central leading Minnesota and on Friday routed Texas 7-1. The Astros are already 12 ½ games in front of the Los Angeles Angels the second place team in the division. On the season, Houston is 18-6 against AL West opponents and 4-1 against Texas. › Continue reading

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Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 2017, Baseball Comments Off on Astros vs Rangers Free Pick

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An American League showdown begins in the Lone Star State on Monday when the Houston Astros visit the Texas Rangers to open a three-game set between two in-state rivals. The current line has Houston favored at -128, while Texas is at +118 and the over/under run total is sitting on 9.

Houston arrives at this series with a record of 60-46 overall and 22-28 on the road. The Astros are 7-3 over their past 10 games played. Texas arrives at this series with a record of 51-53 overall and 20-29 at home. The Rangers are 6-4 over their past 10 games played. Houston won 2 of 3 games in a series against Texas immediately following the All-Star break.

Last week Houston swept the American League West second place Los Angeles Angels to retake the lead in the division and has won 5 of its past 6 overall following a 4-1 win on Sunday against Arizona. Texas has won 4 of its past 5 overall following a 2-1 win on Sunday over the San Francisco Giants. The Rangers’ Josh Hamilton has two home runs in his past four games.

Houston will send Lance McCullers to the mound on Monday. The Astros right-hander is 5-3 with an ERA of 2.48. Texas will counter with Colby Lewis. The Rangers right-hander is 11-4 with an ERA of 4.42. McCullers won his first game in a month last Wednesday over the Angels 6-3. Lewis was victorious in his last outing 5-2 over the New York Yankees. Lewis is 7-1 with an ERA of 4.19 since the beginning of June.    › Continue reading

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