Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers – MLB Picks, Odds & Prediction 3/9/20


The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros meet in MLB action Thursday from Minute Maid Park.

This will be the third and final installment in the series between these teams this week. The Rangers earned a 6-5 victory in Tuesday’s opener. In Wednesday’s game two, we had another close game as the Astros tied the set with a 2-1 win. Check back all season for free MLB picks and MLB predictions on Sports Chat Place.

The Rangers tied the Astros 3-3 in Wednesday’s loss and couldn’t capitalize on those punches like Houston did. Texas’ lone inning came on a solo homerun of Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the fourth, and starting pitcher Kolby Allard suffered a tough loss in 7.0 innings, two hits, two earned, two goals and four strikeouts. batting.

For Thursday’s starting pitcher exit, the Rangers will look to Lance Lynn. In his eight starts this year, Lynn is 4-1 with a strong 1.93 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 51.1 innings overall. During his MLB career, Lynn is a 3.53 pitcher with a 102-69 record and 1,382 strikeouts in 1,394.0 innings.

For the Astros, starting pitcher Cristian Javier took the win on Wednesday with 6.2 innings, two hits, one earned, two goals and three strikeouts. Michael Brantley provided the whole offense with a two-run homer in the first set.

For the start Thursday, the Astros send Zack Greinke to the mound. In his seven starts this season, Greinke is 2-0 with a 2.68 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 40.1 innings. Over his MLB career, Greinke is 207-123 with a 3.34 ERA and 2,657 strikeouts in 2,912.1 innings overall.

The Rangers are 3-10 in their last 13 games as an underdog and 0-5 in their last five in Game 3 of a series. Texas are 17-39 in their last 56 games against a team with a winning record and the Most are 6-2-1 in their last nine in Game 3 of a series.

Meanwhile, the Astros are 51-19 in their last 70 home games and 59-22 in their last 81 games against the American League West. Houston is 55-24 in its last 79 games as a favorite and 61-28 in its last 89 home games against a right-handed starter.

To choose: I love Texas enough to bring them here. Lynn started four times against the Astros last season, going 1 to 3 with a 3.54 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. Although he won his first loss of the season with four runs in six innings against the Dodgers his last time, Lynn has pitched pretty well this year. As for Greinke, he will be tough to crack as usual, but he has given up six wins in his last 11 innings after a very tight start to the 2020 campaign. Should be a fun pitching battle here.

The choice in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a consensus of the Sports Chat Place site.


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