A Quick Insight on the Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Online MLB Betting Preview & TV InfoDate/Time: Wednesday, August 5th, 8:05 PM Venue: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, T TV: ROOT SPORTS Radio: KBME 790, KLAT 1010 Opening Line: Houston -155 Scott 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