Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Free MLB Picks

May 18, 2012


The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Minute Maid Park in an interleague contest.
Neftali Feliz will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Feliz is 3-1 this season with a 3.16 ERA.
The Astros will counter Feliz with Wandy Rodriguez. Lefthander Rodriguez has a 1.99 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
Texas was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Athletics. They lost as -166 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Houston was a 4-0 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Houston at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Current streak:
Houston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 24-15 SU
Houston: 17-21 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Texas are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Texas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Houston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games on the road
Texas is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing Houston
Texas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games at home
Houston is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Houston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to Texas, Saturday, May 19

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