Rangers try to Gain Ground on Astros
The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros will meet on the field at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Rangers are trying to make up some ground against the Astros depleted starting pitching staff. With Lance McCullers, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton and Collin McHugh on the disabled list the Astros have been forced to make some tough decisions.
Francis Martes who starts for the Astros. Right hander Martes is 0-0 with a 9.81 ERA so far this season.He is making his first Major League start.
An avalanche of injuries to its rotation has forced Houston to fast track Martes. He is the Astros top pitching prospect. Martes made his major league debut on June 9 against the Los Angeles Angels. He allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over 3 2/3 innings of relief. His 78 pitches were the third most by an Astros reliever in his debut.
Oddsmakers opened the Astros as -153-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total opened at 9.5.
Texas was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as +178 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Right hander Andrew Cashner will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Cashner is 3-5 this season with a 3.17 ERA.
Cashner is 2-4 with a 4.41 ERA over 12 career games against Houston. That includes four career starts, including two this season. Cashner, 3-2 with a 3.94 ERA over his last five starts. He has six quality starts over his last eight appearances. He will work on extended five days’ rest for a second time this season.
MLB Betting Trends
|Texas Rangers 32-32|
|Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games|
|Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road|
|Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games on the road|
|Texas is 17-8 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Houston|
|Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Houston|
|Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Houston|
|Texas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Houston|
Houston Astros 44-22
|Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games|
|Houston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games|
|Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games|
|The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games|
|Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home|
|Houston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|Houston is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games when playing Texas|
|Houston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas|
|Houston is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas|
|Houston is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Texas|
|Jun 13, 2017||HOU||4-2||W||178||9.5||N Martinez||6||B Peacock||A|
|Jun 12, 2017||HOU||6-1||W||109||8.5||Y Darvish||7||Joe Musgrove||A|
|Jun 11, 2017||WSH||5-1||W||231||9||Austin Bibens-Dirkx||7||M Scherzer||A|
|Jun 10, 2017||WSH||6-3||W||147||9.5||M Perez||5||G Gonzalez||A|
|Jun 9, 2017||WSH||5-2||W||163||9||A Cashner||7||T Roark||A|
|Jun 13, 2017||TEX||2-4||L||-190||9.5||B Peacock||4.2||N Martinez||H|
|Jun 12, 2017||TEX||1-6||L||-119||8.5||Joe Musgrove||4.2||Y Darvish||H|
|Jun 11, 2017||LAA||6-12||L||-175||9||David Paulino||4||J Chavez||H|
|Jun 10, 2017||LAA||3-1||W||-186||9.5||M Fiers||7.1||R Nolasco||H|
|Jun 9, 2017||LAA||4-9||L||-165||8.5||B Peacock||3||M Shoemaker||H|
Texas home to Seattle Friday, June 16
Houston home to Boston Friday, June 16
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