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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 6/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 6/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Texas Rangers will play Game 1 of their 2-game short series against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 10:10 PM (EDT). The Rangers are heading to the plate looking to rebound from a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Astros on Tuesday night. Texas has been struggling on the plate this season, hitting just .230 as a team and averaging 3.97 runs per game, which is 22nd and 23rd in the MLB individually. The Texas Rangers currently sit last at 25-41 in the American League West Division.

Jordan Lyles will take the mound for this match and hope to improve his sluggish start to the year. The struggling right-hander comes in on a 2-4 record with an ERA of 5.37 and 57 KS this season. Overall, Lyles is 1-1 with an ERA of 3.99 and 16 KS in his career against Houston.

  • Texas is 3-14 SU in their last 17 games.

  • Texas is 1-17 SU in their last 18 games on the road.

  • Texas is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road against Houston.

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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Predictions 6/16/2021

Over at the Houston camp, the Astros are coming into this game looking to build on their walk-off victory over Texas during the first game of the series. Houston continues to be one of the best lineups in the MLB, possessing a team batting average of .274 and scoring 5.51 runs per game, both of which are leading the team. The Astros remain as contenders in the AL West, sitting 2nd at 38-28 in the division.

Zack Greinke will head to the hill for the Astros in this game. The right-handed pitcher comes in on a 6-2 record with an ERA of 3.68 and 62 KS on the year. Overall, Greinke is 5-6 with an ERA of 3.04 and 107 KS against Texas.

  • Houston is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Houston’s last 6 games against Texas.

  • Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this contest is the Houston Astros. The Astros are a much stronger team and are highly favored in this match. Houston is one of the best lineups in the MLB and facing off against the struggling Rangers makes it easy to dominate this series. The Houston Astros will win this game to a predicted score of 7-4.

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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 6/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 10:10 PM (EDT)

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TV: BSSW

MLB Odds: Houston Astros – 220

MLB Totals:  8.5

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