Texas Rangers at Houston Astros Preview 6/26/08
Thursday, 8:05 pm Eastern
The Rangers and Astros wrap up their Interleague battle of Texas on Thursday in Houston with Kevin Millwood taking on Wandy Rodriguez. The Rangers will be hoping to get their two sluggers back in the starting lineup on Thursday. Both Josh Hamilton and Milton Bradley were not in the lineup on Wednesday. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Astros at Home.
Kevin Millwood has pitched well of late for the Rangers. He is 3-0 with a 4.22 ERA in five starts since coming off the DL. He is 6-3 with a 3.48 ERA in his career against Houston. Rodriguez is also pitching well for the Astros. He allowed just two runs in 5 2/3 innings in his last start against Tampa Bay. He is 1-2 at home this season with a 2.10 ERA.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game. The Rangers are 5-1 in their last 6 Thursday games. The Rangers are 17-37 in their last 54 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rangers are 2-5 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Rangers are 2-7 in their last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Rangers are 5-0 in Millwood’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Rangers are 5-1 in Millwood’s last 6 starts. The Rangers are 6-2 in Millwood’s last 8 Thursday starts. The Rangers are 2-12 in Millwood’s last 14 starts as a road underdog.
SBG Global Current Line: Astros - 126 , Total 9 Over -115
The Astros are 5-12 in their last 17 Interleague games. The Astros are 7-19 in their last 26 overall. The Astros are 4-12 in their last 16 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Astros are 1-5 in their last 6 home games. Astros are 0-5 in their last 5 Thursday games. The Astros are 13-6 in Rodriguez’s last 19 home starts. The Astros are 1-5 in Rodriguez’s last 6 starts.
The Under is 5-1 in the Rangers last 6 Interleague games vs. a left-handed starter. The Under is 5-1 in the Rangers last 6 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Rangers last 5 road games. The Over is 4-0 in Millwood’s last 4 starts vs. the National League Central. The Over is 8-2-1 in Millwood’s last 11 starts overall.
The Under is 4-0 in the Astros last 4 overall. The Under is 5-1-1 in the Astros last 7 games as a favorite. The Over is 12-5 in the Astros last 17 vs. the American League West. The Under is 6-1-1 in Rodriguez’s last 8 starts overall. The Under is 11-5-1 in Rodriguez’s last 17 home starts. The Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Houston between the two teams.
Pick: Rangers 3units
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