Texas Rangers at Houston Astros - 9/2/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (12-21) at Houston Astros (19-14)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Kolby Allard (0-3) (6.50) vs. () ()
The Line: Houston Astros -245 / Texas Rangers +220 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros face off in an American League West on Wednesday at MinuteMaid Park. On Tuesday it took extra innings but the Rangers were able to come away with the victory.
The Rangers have had their struggles this season but they were able to come back against the Astros and pull out on the victory on Tuesday. One of the big issues for the Rangers is their pitching hasn’t been and each of the last two games against the Dodgers, they gave up seven runs. Joey Gallo has been the best offensive player for the squad hitting seven home runs and driving in 16 runs. In this game the pitching needs to be good.
On the other side of this matchup is the Astros who had won two games in a row before losing on Tuesday against the Rangers. As of late the real strength of this team has been the pitching, and they need the offense to be better in this game. Kyle Tucker has been the best offensive player for this team hitting six home runs and driving in 29 RBI’s.
Kolby Allard will get the start for the Rangers and coming into this game he sits with an 0-3 record and an ERA of 6.50. In Allard’s last start he took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Cristian Javier will get the start for the Astros and coming into this game he sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 3.77.
The Rangers are 2-12 in their last 14 games on grass.The over is 8-3-1 in the Rangers last 12 games as an underdog. The Astros are 51-18 in their last 69 home games. The Astros are 55-23 in their last 78 games as a favorite. The Rangers are 0-9 in their last nine games against the Astros.
Allard has been hit hard all season and the Astros are going to take advantage in this game. Look for the Astros to run up the score in this game and win this game on the run line. The Astros -2.5 is also a good play in this one.