Astros vs. Rangers - 9/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (83-69) at Houston Astros (80-73)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
D Holland (3-3) (4.75) vs. C McHugh (17-7) (3.74)
The Line: Houston Astros -137 / Texas Rangers +127 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros play game two Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rangers have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Rangers have won 18 straight when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 176 hits and 88 RBI while Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus have combined for 129 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won six of their last eight road games. Derek Holland gets the nod, and he’s 3-3 with a 4.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Holland is 3-2 with a 4.10 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Astros.
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The Houston Astros need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Astros have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Astros have won four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Jose Altuve leads Houston with 189 hits and 59 RBI while Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus have combined for 138 RBI. The Houston Astros have split their last six home games. Collin McHugh takes the hill, and he’s 17-7 with a 3.93 ERA and 159 strikeouts this season. McHugh is 3-0 with a 3.57 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in Hollands last 7 road starts. The Astros are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 17-4 in McHughs last 21 home starts. The Rangers are 5-1 in Hollands last 6 starts vs. Astros.
This is a very quick turnaround for these two teams. The Astros also need this game in the worst way if they're going to sneak into the playoffs. With McHugh on the mound, I like the Astros to finally get a big victory.