Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros - 8/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Houston Astros (60-46) at Texas Rangers (51-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
S Kazmir (6-5) (2.10) vs. Y Gallardo (7-9) (3.39)
The Line: Texas Rangers +115 / Houston Astros -125 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Houston Astros look to get back in the win column when they face the Texas Rangers in Tuesday action.
The Houston Astros have retaken the lead in the American League West and show no signs of losing it. The Astros were cooled down for a day following a 12-9 defeat at Texas with starter Lance McCullers charged with six runs over just 1/3 of an inning while Mike Fiers gave up another six runs. The Stros had little problem scoring with Carlos Correa, Luis Valbuena and Jason Castro leaving the yard and combining for seven runs driven in. Newly acquired Mike Fiers makes his first start for Houston and first ever against Texas. Fiers is coming off of a 5-0 loss to the Giants where he gave up two runs on four hits in six frames.
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The Texas Rangers are right in the middle of the Wild Card race provided they keep on winning. The Rangers stayed hot with Monday’s victory their 5th win in six games thanks to plenty of offense. Starter Colby Lewis was charged with seven runs on ten hits including three long balls through six innings. The offense pounded out 15 hits and walked five times with Adrian Beltre going deep and knocking in three while Shin-Soo Choo leaving the yard and knocking in two. Rougned Odor, Prince Fielder and Mitch Moreland each drove in two runs apiece. Veteran Yovani Gallardo toes the rubber against the visiting Astros on Tuesday night. Gallardo has struggled the last three times out with a combined 15 runs allowed on 23 hits over 14 innings.
The under is 8-0-1 in Houston’s last 9 road games while the Astros are 10-2 in their last 12 games as a favorite and are 112-228 in their last 340 road games. Houston are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings in Texas and the under is 10-4 in the last 14 meetings. With Fiers tossing five innings Monday I’m not sure who goes for Houston so please check back…