Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers: Will Houston Beat Up on Texas Tonight?
Posted by: Mike Davis
The 2018 online baseball betting season continues this Friday night with a thrilling Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers matchup. The Astros are having a great start to the season and are currently focused on chasing down the division-leading Seattle Mariners. On the other hand, the Rangers are struggling to get out of last place in the AL West. Considering the vast difference between these two, bettors can expect tonight’s MLB teaser odds to come out for Houston in full force.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers – Friday, June 8th
Series: Game 2
When: 8:05 pm ET
Where: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
Online Baseball Betting Odds:
The Astros fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 39-25 record that ranks them 2nd in the AL West. Just 1-game behind the Mariners, Houston is closing in on that divisional lead once more. Considering that they’re coming off a 5-2 beating of the Rangers, Houston shouldn’t have any problems pulling out the win this evening. To ensure that they come out on top, Houston will be sending Justin Verlander to the mound this evening. Verlander is 7-2 on the season with a 1.24 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP.
Players to Watch: George Springer (13 HR, 37 RBI, .338 BA), Carlos Correa (10 HR, 39 RBI, .264 BA), and Evan Gattis (10 HR, 31 RBI, .234 BA).
As aforementioned, the Rangers have been struggling severely this season. All in all, Texas enters this Friday’s matchup with a 27-38 record that ranks them dead last in the AL West. A whopping 13 ½ games behind the Mariners, the Rangers don’t have much hope for the rest of the season. Furthermore, the Rangers’ 3-4 record in their last 7 makes it clear that the team doesn’t bring any momentum into tonight’s matchup. Nevertheless, Doug Fister will get the start on behalf of Texas. Fister brings a pitiful 1-6 record into this pairing as well as a 4.13 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Shin-Soo Choo (10 HR, 26 RBI, .267 BA), Nomar Mazara (14 HR, 39 RBI, .267 BA), and Joey Gallo (17 HR, 37 RBI, .204 BA).
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Betting Predictions
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers Betting Picks
So which side should top sportsbook bettors favor in this Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers matchup? Ultimately it’s pretty clear that Houston is the only option to back in this one. Luckily the money line isn’t favoring them all that heavily, making them a great straight up option this evening. Sign up today to get in on this MLB betting action!
Score Prediction: 5-0 Houston. The Astros get another win over their divisional opponent.