Houston Astros at Texas Rangers - 9/25/20 MLB Pick and Prediction
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Houston Astros (29-28) vs. Texas Rangers (19-38)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:10 pm (Globe Life Field)
Jose Urquidy vs. Kyle Cody
The Line: Texas Rangers +155 / Houston Astros -170 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action at Globe Life Field.
The Houston Astros look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Astros have scored 20 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last nine games. The Astros have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Kyle Tucker leads the Astros with 53 hits and 42 RBI while Michael Brantley and Carlos Correa have combined for 100 hits and 46 RBI. Jose Urquidy gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. Urquidy is 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Texas Rangers need a win after losing seven of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in three of their last six games. The Rangers have split their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa leads the Rangers with 57 hits and 10 RBI while Nick Solak and Joey Gallo have combined for 83 hits and 46 RBI. Kyle Cody gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 1.53 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. This will be Cody’s second career game against the Astros.
The under is 12-3-1 in Astros last 16 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Rangers last 9 overall. The Astros are 17-7 in the last 24 meetings in Texas and 11-2 in the last 13 meetings. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Texas.
Jose Urquidy has allowed seven runs and 15 hits in 22.2 innings this season while Kyle Cody has allowed three earned runs and 11 hits in his last 13.1 innings. The Houston Astros should be favored for obvious reasons and the Rangers are a horrible team to back. However, we're getting plus money with the home team and a pitcher in Coby who has been lights out through 17.2 innings. The Astros also have issues scoring. Call me crazy, but I'll take a shot with the Rangers at this price.