Houston Astros VS Texas Rangers

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Saturday

09/17/2020

ATSW

Spread: Houston Astros -135

Over/Under: 9.5

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Texas Rangers will be sending a runner against the Houston Astros at the Minutes Maid Park in Houston on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:10 PM ET. Texas comes into this match-up after splitting their last 10 contests and winning over the Astros (1-0) in the last contest. Houston will try to get back from their last loss to the Rangers and improve their last 10 games’ standing. The Rangers are in 14th place in the American League with an 18-31 standing and a .367 team percentage and are in 5th place in the AL West Division. The Astros are in 2nd place behind the Athletics in the AL West Division with a 24-25 standing and a .490 team percentage and are in 8th place behind the Indians in the American League.

Texas split their last 10 match-ups and won the last outing versus Houston, 1-0. In leading the Rangers in victory, Third Baseman Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .319, and he recorded a team-high 53 hits and a .363 on-base percentage. Center Fielder Joey Gallo added 9 home runs and 22 RBIs in leading the way for Texas in the win. Right-hander Jordan Lyles (1-4, 7.80 ERA, 27 Ks, 20 BBs) will take on the pitcher’s plate to start this contest.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Predictions 9/17/2020

Houston won only 3 of their last 10 contests and lost the last game against Texas. Shortstop Carlos Correa recorded a team-high 45 hits and a .346 on-base percentage, with .274 BA in leading the Astros in the loss. Center Fielder George Springer added 10 home runs, and Right Fielder Kyle Tucker chipped in 37 RBIs in the losing effort. Houston will be assigning Framber Valdez to the mound for the start of this match-up.

The Rangers have Pitchers B. Burke (shoulder), C. Kluber (shoulder), E. Volquez (oblique), Relief Pitchers J. Leclerc (shoulder), J. Rodriguez (hamstring), J. Palumbo (internal), with Catcher J. Trevino (wrist), SS E. Andrus (back), RF S. Choo (hand), and LF D. Santana (elbow) out of this game. The Astros reported 9 key players injured in their roster. Starting Pitchers R. Armenteros (elbow), J. James (hip), J. Verlander (forearm), Relief Pitchers A. Pruitt (elbow), R. Osuna (arm), J. Smith (undisclosed status), J. Biagini (shoulder), C. Devenski (elbow), and Left Fielder Y. Alvarez (knee) will not be seeing action in this game tonight.

Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this match-up is Houston -135. The Texas Rangers are 4-10 SU in their last 14 outings, and the UNDER has cashed in 9 of the Rangers’ last 12 contests on the road. Meanwhile, the Houston Astros are 3-9 SU in their last 12 match-ups. The UNDER has cashed in 7 of the last 9 assignments against the Texas Rangers. The prediction, pick the Astros -135 to a score of 7-3.

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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET

Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

TV: ATSW

MLB Odds: Houston Astros -135

MLB Totals: 9.5

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