Baseball Betting Lines Rangers vs Astros Free Pick Prediction
Today we feature the Lone Star Series as the Texas Rangers host the Houston Astros in an all Texas battle. Our free pick prediction is based on the baseball betting lines courtesy of the Bodog online sports wagering website.
Baseball Betting Lines Rangers vs Astros Free Pick Prediction: The NL West leading Rangers (40-35 .533) are looking to sweep the Astros (27-48 .360) who are last overall in Major League Baseball.
With temperatures in the high 90’s it will be toasty in Texas when this MLB betting action gets going at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.
MLB Sports Betting Preview – Astros @ Rangers
Texas got a walk off solo home run from Mitch Moreland as they defeated Houston 5-4 in 11 innings last night. The Rangers opened the series with an 8-3 win in a game that they led 7-0 after three innings.
Houston sends RHP Brett Myers (3-6 4.75 ERA) to the mound for tonight’s contest. Myers started the season at 0-4, with two no-decisions, but needed just 98 pitches to mow down the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last start – a 7-3 complete game win on 06/17/2011.
Texas will counter with RHP Colby Lewis (6-7 4.80) ERA on the bump. Lewis beat the Braves 6-2 in his last start as he allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings pitched. It was a nice rebound for the Lewis after he was shelled for 15 runs in 4.2 innings in his last two starts.
Hard-hitting Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton loves seeing the Astros on the schedule. For his career, Hamilton has batted .389 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs against Houston. The numbers are even better in Arlington as his batting average jumps to .484 with 30 hits in 62 plate appearances at Rangers Ballpark.
The Astros have a tough time when they head out on the road in this series. Dating back to the beginning of the 2009 MLB season, the Rangers have beaten up on the Astros by a combined 48-27 score in eight contests.
The Rangers own a 14-6 straight up record over Houston in the last 20 games played in Arlington. Texas has won the last four match-ups by a 30-10 margin.
Online Baseball Betting Lines – Rangers vs Astros Free Pick Prediction
Tonight’s Rangers vs Astros online baseball betting lines are featured in the sportsbook at the Bodog.com online sports betting website.
On the season, Texas has a 349-298 runs scored advantage and they have stuck out 109 times less than Houston has (447-556).
First meets worst in this match-up and, even though the Astros have a slight pitching advantage, we like the Rangers at home here.
Take the Rangers over the Astros at -190 on the Bodog Money Line!