Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Free MLB Picks

May 20, 2012


The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Minute Maid Park.
Righthander Colby Lewis will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Lewis is 3-3 this season with a 3.63 ERA.
Starting this game for the Astros will be Jordan Lyles. The righthander has a 3.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 174-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
In their last action, Texas was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at +158 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team records:
Texas: 25-16 SU
Houston: 18-22 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games on the road
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Houston
Texas is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Houston
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Houston’s last 12 games
Houston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Seattle, Monday, May 21
Houston home to Chi Cubs, Monday, May 21

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