Baseball. MLB. Regular season
Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
Stadium: Minute Maid Park (Houston)
22.05.2022. 02:10 (UTC+3)
Houston went 0-3 in the second game of their home-and-home series against Texas. Can the Astros get revenge in game three? Why not, because Justin Verlander himself will pitch for the Stars. Let's pick a few options to bet on at once.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Houston are second only to Yankees
Houston come into game three of their home series against the Texas Rangers with a 25-15 balance, not only as the leader of the AL West division, but also second in the entire American League. Only the New York Yankees are ahead.
Offensively, the Astros are not yet in the top 10 of the MLB rankings, averaging 4.44 runs per game. But on defense, Houston are third with a 3.26 per game efficiency. How else could it be with such a powerful pitching rotation?
As mentioned, Justin Verlander, the 2011 MVP and two-time Cy Young winner, will pitch in the upcoming game. Verlander has an amazing 5-1 and 1.38 ERA in seven starts this season.
Texas has won nearly half of the season norm against Houston
Last season, the Rangers took only 5 of 19 games from the Astros. So last night's win, which was Texas' second over Houston in the new league, was a big surprise. Texas is ahead of schedule against the Stars.
The Rangers are third in the AL West Division standings with an 18-20 balance. They are behind Houston and the Los Angeles Angels, but ahead of Seattle and Oakland. On offense with a 4.19, Texas is the middling team of the season. On defense, with a 4.44, they are among the underdogs.
John Gray will pitch for the Rangers in the upcoming game, 1-1 and a 5.73 ERA in five starts.
The score in the 2022 season series is 4-2 in favor of Houston. In games at Minute Maid Park, it is 1-1.
Expert Betting Tips
Houston's loss in the previous game only increased the Astros' chances of winning the upcoming game."Texas is a team, in the level and ambition, of course, not at all equal to the Rangers. Plus, the Astros have Justin Verlander starting on the pitcher's mound, which in itself is almost a sentence for the opponent.
Prediction: a win for Houston.
- Houston Handicap (-1.5) for 1.89;
- Houston To Win By 4+ Runs for 3.15;
- Texas Individual Total Under (1.5) for 3.20.
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