Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers - 9/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (84-69) at Houston Astros (80-74)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
M Perez (3-5) (5.21) vs. D Keuchel (18-8) (2.51)
The Line: Houston Astros -245 / Texas Rangers +225 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to keep their postseason hopes alive against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
The surging Texas Rangers have stormed to the top of the American League West but need to keep going with nothing locked up. The Rangers had won eight of ten before getting outscored 9-7 on Saturday. Starter Derek Holland gave up four runs with three relieves allowing five. The offense had a good day with 12 hits and a pair of walks with Shin-Soo Choo going deep with two RBI’s and two runs while Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland drove in two runs apiece. The Rangers send Martin Perez to the hill to face the Astros for the third time this year. Perez struggled last time out in an 8-6 win (ND) at Oakland with five runs plated in four frames.
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The Houston Rangers have been fading the past few weeks which has dropped them to second in the American League West. The slumping Astros had lost seven of ten before Saturday’s big afternoon at the plate. Starter Collin McHugh improved to 18-7 with four runs allowed on eight hits through 6.2 frames before Luke Gregorson made things uncomfortable with three runs plated in 2/3 of an inning. The Stros totaled ten hits and walked four times with Carlos Correa, Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus going deep while Jose Altuve homered twice.Dallas Keuchel toes the rubber against the Rangers for the 5th time on the season. Keuchel was at his best last time out in a 6-3 win versus the Angels with a run scored on six hits over 7.2 innings.
The over is 9-1-2 in Texas last 12 overall and the over is 9-1-2 in their last 12 on grass while the under is 45-18-3 in their last 66 Sunday games. Houston are 3-8 in their last 11 overall and are 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass while going 43-19 in their last 62 home games. The Rangers are 57-22 in the last 79 meetings. I’ll back Houston here with their best on the hill…