Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers – MLB Picks, Odds & Prediction 9/2/20


Texas Rangers (12-21) at Houston Astros (19-14)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 8:10 p.m. (Minute Maid Park)

Kolby Allard (0-3) (6.50) vs. Cristian Javier (3-1) (3.77)

The Line: Houston Astros -221 / Texas Rangers +191 – Over / Under: 9 Click here for last odds

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The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros meet in an AL West Division game in MLB action from Minute Maid Park on Wednesday.

The Texas Rangers will look to build on a 6-5 10-innings win over the Astros on Tuesday. Elvis Andrus had a solo home run while Nick Solak and Ronald Guzman each had two hits with an RBI with Guzman also adding a triple. Isiah Kiner-Falefa went flat 3 for 5 to top off the Texas offense as the Rangers had eight team hits in the victory. Jonathan Hernandez took the relief victory to improve his record to 5-0 this season while Rafael Montero closed the last set for his 7th save of the season. Kolby Allard will start here and is 0-3 with a 6.50 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. This will be Allard’s second career start against Houston.

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The Houston Astros will try to bounce back from a frustrating loss to Texas last time around. Michael Brantley went 2 for 4 with a homerun and four RBIs while Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with a RBI as well. Jose Altuve went 3 for 5 to the flat while Abraham Toro went 2 for 4 and Dustin Garneau and Kyle Tucker each had a baseline to end the offense for Houston. Framber Valdez gave up three runs on five hits while suppressing eight in seven innings of work, regardless of the decision. Blake Taylor took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the year as a result. Cristian Javier will start here and is 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. It will be Javier’s first career start against Texas.

Texas are 18-38 in their last 56 road games and 2-10 in their last 12 games as an underdog while the Plus are 15-7-1 in their last 23 games. against a team with a winning record. Houston is 51-18 in its last 69 home games and 48-15 in its last 63 games as a home favorite, while the Plus are 4-1 in their last 5 games in the division.

The extra money is pretty tempting after Texas win on Tuesday, but I can’t trust Kolby Allard as far as I can throw it away. On the other hand, I don’t put that kind of juice with the Astros after they blew me a few times on Tuesday. Instead, I’m going to side with the top. I could easily see the same kind of game we saw on Tuesday where the two teams end up in front of the other team’s pitching team and another 6-5 game or something like that wouldn’t shock me. Give it to me here.

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