Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers - 7/29/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (44-62) at Houston Astros (67-39)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
M Minor (6-6) (4.83) vs. L McCullers (10-5) (4.01)
The Line: Houston Astros -280 / Texas Rangers +255 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
Minute Maid Park and the Houston Astros host the Texas Rangers in a Sunday MLB matchup.
The Texas Rangers are well out of the AL West race but the team has given Houston fits in notching their second straight win at Houston after a 7-3 victory on Saturday. Texas starter Ariel Jurado allowed a run over six frames with Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up a pair of runs in the 9th.
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The Rangers amassed 14 hits and a walk with Isaiah Kiner-Falefa going solo while Joey Gallo clubbed a three run bomb followed by Rougned Odor who was 5-5 with a pair of solo jacks and three runs.
The Rangers have named left hander Mike Minor as Sunday’s starter at Houston. Minor did not get a decision in a 13-10 loss to Oakland with a pair of runs allowed through five innings pitched.
The Houston Astros looked vulnerable once again on Saturday where both the arms and bats came up short. Houston starter Justin Verlander gave up two runs on nine hits over five frames before Hector Rondon was charged with four runs in the 9th.
The Astros attack consisted of five hits and a base on balls with Alex Bregman slugging a two run homer while George Springer went 2-4 with a long ball and a pair of runs.
Houston gives Sunday’s start to Lance McCullers Jr. who faces the Rangers for the second time in 2018. McCullers has dropped back to back decisions with eleven runs allowed over 8.1 frames.
Texas are 5-16 in their last 21 overall and Texas are 5-16 in their last 21 games on grass and under is 15-6-2 in Texas last 23 road games. Over is 38-16-3 in Houston last 57 Sunday games and Houston are 30-13 in their last 43 overall and Houston are 45-20 in their last 65 games on grass. Texas are 5-16 in the last 21 meetings and under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
I’m probably not touching this given the way Houston has looked but I’ll throw this out there…