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Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers - 7/21/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
Date & Time Sunday July 21, 2019, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Minute Maid Park
Houston, Texas
The Line
Houston Astros -140 / Texas Rangers +130 O/U: 9
TV Channel
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The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will match up on the MLB diamond Sunday to finish their series.

The Astros eked out a 4-3 win in the Friday opener, then on Saturday Houston kept it going with a 6-1 win.

For Sunday’s game, the Rangers will be sending out Lance Lynn for the start. Over his 128.0 innings and 12-5 record this year, Lynn has a 3.87 ERA with 140 Ks and 29 BBs.

Texas could only put up two hits in the Saturday loss. Shin-Soo Choo logged the lone run with a solo homer.

Over on the Astros’ side, they’re going with Rogelio Armenteros in the start. Across 9.0 innings without a decision so far, Armenteros has a 2.00 ERA with nine Ks and two walks.

Houston had 11 hits on the night Saturday. Michael Brantley led the team on three hits, a run and an RBI.

The Rangers are 5-1 in Lynn’s last six starts and 4-1 in his last five on grass. Texas is 6-2 in Lynn’s last eight starts with four days’ rest and 5-1 in his last six starts in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 4-0 in the last four in game three of a series and 4-0 in their last four Sunday games. The over is 5-1 in Houston’s last six in game three of a series and 4-1 in their last five Sunday games.

Lynn had a nice run of three straight quality starts going, posting two earned in a span of 22.0 innings, but in his last outing he gave up five earned in 6.0 innings to bring his five-game inning streak to an end.

As for Armenteros, he’s been solid in three relief outings this year and really only suffered damage courtesy of a Yankees homer.

I like Lynn to bounce back here so I’m taking the Rangers in the finale.

Texas Rangers +130

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