The AL West looks as though it is going to be the Houston Astros’ division to lose, but if they believe that they are going to win it without a fight from the Angels and the Rangers, they had better think again. The Rangers are certainly the longshot in the division, but after taking game 1 of the series with their state and division rivals, they have served notice that they are not going to go away quietly. The final game of the MLB betting series will be played on Wednesday night.
A Quick Insight on the Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Online MLB Betting Preview & TV InfoDate/Time: Wednesday, August 5th, 8:05 PMVenue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, TTV: ROOT SPORTSRadio: KBME 790, KLAT 1010Opening Line: Houston -155Scott Kazmir has made since coming over from the A’s, as the pitcher has delivered back to back scoreless starts. It will be Kazmir (6-5, 2.10 ERA) who gets the ball in this one.The general consensus was that the Rangers (52-53) may have given up a little too much in order to land Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman, but it may serve as a sign that they believe they still have a shot at making a playoff move this season. The lead atop the division may be a little much to overcome with a little over 50 games remaining, but they are just 2 games back of the final Wild Card spot, which is where you have to imagine that their focus is right now. The Rangers have had a tough schedule to start the second half, so the fact that they have made up some ground is sure to bring some level of optimism to their fans. A win in this series might get them even more pumped up for the final few weeks of the season. Nick Martinez (6-6, 4.01 ERA) will look for his second straight win when he gets the ball on Wednesday.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Texas
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Houston’s last 10 games on the road
- Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games