Texas Rangers at Houston Astros - 9/15/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Texas Rangers (17-30) at Houston Astros (23-24)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)
Kyle Cody (0-1) (0.93) vs. Jose Urquidy (0-1) (3.72)
The Line: Houston Astros -230 / Texas Rangers +208 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros meet Tuesday in MLB action at Minute Maid Park.
The Texas Rangers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have won five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 52 hits and seven RBI while Nick Solak and Joey Gallo have combined for 72 hits and 42 RBI. Kyle Cody gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 0.93 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season. This will be Cody’s first career game against the Astros.
The Houston Astros need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Astros have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 12 games. The Astros have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Carlos Correa leads the Astros with 45 hits and 23 RBI while Yuli Gurriel and Kyle Tucker have combined for 85 hits and 58 RBI. Jose Urquidy gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be Urquidy’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 17-35 in their last 52 Tuesday games, 19-44 in their last 63 road games and 7-21 in their last 28 overall. The Astros are 55-18 in their last 73 during game 1 of a series, 53-21 in their last 74 home games and 130-61 in their last 191 games as a favorite. The over is 5-2-1 in Rangers last 8 overall. The over is 7-3 in Astros last 10 home games. The Rangers are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Houston and 3-13 in the last 16 meetings.
Kyle Cody has allowed one earned run and four hits in his last 5.1 innings while Jose Urquidy has allowed four runs and six hits in 9.2 innings this season. We know the Rangers aren't a good baseball team and the Astros are a talented club that won't stay in this funk for long. However, you can argue the Rangers have played the better baseball over the last two weeks. A team that's lost nine of their last 11 games shouldn't be -200 favorites, especially especially when throwing a pitcher out there who has just 50.2 career innings. In terms of the value, I'll take a shot with the Rangers and big plus money.