Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/12/2014
Tuesday, May 13, 8:10 PM on FSSW, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Texas Rangers - Harrison, M (1-0) vs. Houston Astros - Keuchel, D (3-2)
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Tuesday night, Matt Harrison will take the hill for the Texas Rangers as they face Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros. Harrison will make his 4th start as Keuchel makes his 8th.
Matt Harrison picked up his first win of the year in his last outing after pitching 5.1 scoreless innings and allowing just 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 2. But Harrison threw 97 pitches in the start and that is a lot for just 5.1 innings. He brings a 1 - 0 record and an ERA of 2.87 into this start. Last season, Harrison only started 2 game and he lost both of them as he compiled an 8.44 ERA.
One of Harrison’s 2 starts in 2013 was against the Astros and he was lit up for 6 runs on 6 hits in 5.2 innings of work. He has only faced 6 of the current Astros in his career and only 2 of them have hits off of him. Only Jose Altuve has an RBI against Harrison.
Dallas Keuchel improved to 3 – 2 with a 3.68 ERA after winning his last start. In that outing, Keuchel went 7.2 innings and allowed 2 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) without a walk while striking out 7. Last season, Keuchel was only 6 – 10 with an ERA of 5.15 in 22 starts and 9 relief appearances.
In 2013, Keuchel was 0 – 2 with a 5.33 ERA in 4 starts against the Rangers. Texas’s Leonys Martin is batting .300 with 4 RBIS against Keuchel.
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 19-15-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Texas Rangers is -0.7
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 17-19-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.7
Injuries to Watch
05/12/14 P Martin Perez Elbow expected to miss next scheduled start Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/08/14 3B Donnie Murphy Neck 15-day DL (5/8)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
04/18/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (4/18)
04/08/14 P Joe Saunders Ankle 15-day DL (4/5)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 P Derek Holland Knee 60-day DL (3/3)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Houston
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