Astros vs. Rangers Tuesday Prediction
The suddenly struggling Houston Astros will look to regroup when they take on in-state rival the Rangers at 8:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Are the Astros a good bet on the runline or will the Rangers cash as a moneyline dog?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Globe Life Park in Arlington
TV: HOU (ATTH); TEX (FSSW)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Astros as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Astros to beat the Rangers on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Astros' Keuchel fires six scoreless innings vs. Royals
Dallas Keuchel fired six scoreless innings as part of a no-decision against the Royals on Friday. The southpaw fanned six and walked a pair before exiting after 98 pitches. Keuchel now hasn’t allowed an earned run in back-to-back starts. This, after giving up 12 runs over 11 innings in his previous two starts. Keuchel will carry a 3.90 ERA into a start against the Blue Jays next week
Rangers' Bibens-Dirkx pitches five scoreless innings vs. Padres
Austin Bibens-Dirkx worked around four walks to pitch five scoreless innings Tuesday against the Padres. Bibens-Dirkx struck out six and walked just two before being lifted to begin the sixth. He's pitched well in both of his starts for Texas, so it's safe to pencil him into the rotation for the foreseeable future. He's still a rather weak bet in AL-only leagues for the long haul
MLB Betting Trends
The Astros have won 12 of their last 15 road games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The Rangers have won 11 of their last 14 games overall and six of eight at home.
The Astros have won five of Keuchel's last six road starts, are 18-7 in his last 25 outings versus the American League West, and have taken the first game of a new series 52 of the last 77 times. The Rangers, meanwhile, are 0-5 in Bibens-Dirkx's last five home starts and have dropped 20 of 28 at home when facing an opponent with a road winning percentage of greater than .600.
The Pick: Houston Astros -1.5 (-120)