Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers, Saturday, Las Vegas Odds, MLB Baseball Betting, Picks and Predictions

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HOUSTON ASTROS TEXAS RANGERS
71-44, 1st in American League West August 12, 8:05 PM | Grass of Globe Life Park 55-59, 4th in American League West
Houston at Texas, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:05 PM ET, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Where: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
TV: 8:05 p.m. ET, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest (Houston), FSN Southwest (Texas)PITCHING MATCHUP: Astros RH Mike Fiers (7-6, 4.06 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Tyson Ross (2-2, 7.52)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Houston Astros [M. Fiers -R] -1½ +125 -118 Ov 10½ -130
Texas Rangers [T. Ross -R] +1½ -145 +108 Un 10½ +110
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The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Globe Life Park.

The Astros will give the ball to starter Mike Fiers in this one. Right hander Fiers is 7-6 this season with a 4.14 ERA.

It’ll be Tyson Ross toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Right hander Ross is 2-2 with a 7.51 ERA so far this season.

Fiers allowed five runs – four earned – and four hits in six innings of a no-decision against Toronto on Sunday after losing his previous two decisions. The 32-year-old is 5-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 road outings this season. Fiers is 0-1 with a 6.56 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against the Rangers, including a no-decision earlier this season in which he gave up five runs and seven hits over six frames.

Ross is slated to be activated from the disabled list to make his first start since July 23. The 30-year-old has been dealing with a blister on his right index finger but appeared ready to return in his last rehab outing, when he allowed one run and four hits over seven innings for Double-A Frisco. Ross lost his lone career start against the Astros as he allowed four runs and five hits over five frames in 2015 while with San Diego.

Oddsmakers currently have the Astros listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

The Houston Astros are sliding in the wrong direction as they enter the middle contest of their three-game set against the host Texas Rangers on Saturday. Houston’s 6-4 loss in the series opener was its fourth in a row and 10th in 13 games, and its lead for the best record in the American League is just six games over Boston.

The Astros have been outscored 24-12 during their four-game skid, which began with three straight losses to the lowly Chicago White Sox. George Springer belted his 28th homer on Friday but first since July 7, missing 13 games during the drought with a quadriceps injury. Texas has won consecutive games but still is four below .500 and three off the pace in the race for the AL’s second wild-card spot. Elvis Andrus went 3-for-4 and scored three runs in the opener for his fourth three-hit performance in the last eight games.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at 106 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Houston was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as -116 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of UNDER bettors.

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Houston:
Team record: 71-44 SU
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Houston is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Houston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games

Texas:
Team record: 55-59 SU
Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games
Texas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Houston at Texas Sunday, August 13

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Rangers 1B Joey Gallo was hitless in four at-bats on Friday after homering in each of his previous three games.

2. Houston C Brian McCann is just 3-for-33 over his last nine contests.

3. Texas 2B Rougned Odor is only 2-for-27 over his last eight games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Texas Rangers  will win outright at +108 and the game will go over 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rangers 14, Astros 6at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
HOU TEAM TEX
5.81 RUNS 4.91
4.43 RUNS AGNST 4.86
1.37 DIFF 0.05
$968 MONEY -$136
4.25 TEAM ERA 4.54
10.17 OFF HITS 8.05
3.22 OFF WALKS 3.24
6.78 OFF Ks 9.17
8.21 DEF HITS 8.73
3.27 DEF WALKS 3.37
9.99 DEF Ks 7.11
INJURIES
HOUSTON ASTROS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Lance McCullers P 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Rasmus OF 15-Day Disabled List
Luis Valbuena 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Tucker Preston OF 15-Day Disabled List
TEXAS RANGERS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Shin-Soo Choo OF 15-Day Disabled List
Colby Lewis P 15-Day disabled List
Tanner Scheppers P 60-Day Disabled List
Prince Fielder DH 15-Day Disabled List
Lucas Harrell P 15-Day Disabled List
Shawn Tolleson P 60-Day Disabled List
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Houston’s Overall Scoring vs Texas’s Overall Defense 5.8 1 4.9 9
Houston’s Away Scoring vs Texas’s Home Defense 6.6 1 4.9 12
Houston’s Road ERA vs Texas’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 9 5.5 1
Texas’s Overall Scoring vs Houston’s Overall Defense 4.9 3 4.4 5
Texas’s Home Scoring vs Houston’s Road Defense 5.6 2 4.7 7
Texas’s Home ERA vs Houston’s Road ERA Allowed 4.4 11 5.9 1
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
ASTROS
Astros are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Astros trail the league in hits with 8.1 per game.
Astros strike out more than any team in the league with 9.5 per game.
Astros are the easiest team to score on in the league, giving up 5.2 runs per game.
Astros are second worst in the league in giving up hits, allowing 9.4 per game.
Astros give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.8 per game.
Astros strike out the second least opponents in the league with 6.7 per game.
RANGERS
Rangers are second best in K’s per game with 6.6.

 

 

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