Houston vs. Texas,
04/01/2019 20:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 1
Money Line: -166 Houston
Astros RH Brad Peacock (2018: 3-5, 3.46 ERA) vs. Rangers LH Drew Smyly (2016: 7-12, 4.88)
Houston scored just four runs in the last three games after winning the season opener 5-1 and will be primed to bounce back and get rolling here vs a team they matchup well against. Note: Peacock Houstons starter earned a spot in the rotation after going 2-0 with a 2.76 ERA in five spring-training games (four starts) and looks like a viable choice here tonight. Im recommending we lay the lumber, here, but it wont be a common occurrence going forward.
HOUSTON is 26-7 against the money line in road games against left-handed starters over the last 2 seasons.
Astros are 5-0 in Peacocks last 5 starts during game 1 of a series.Rangers are 3-12 in their last 15 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Astros are 17-4 in the last 21 meetings in Texas.
HOUSTON is 50-16 against the money line as a road favorite of -125 or more over the last 2 seasons and is 30-7 against the money line on the road when the total is 8.5 to 10 over the last 2 seasons.
The Astros are 7-0 SU in the first game of a series with no rest as a road favorite off a road game in which they hit at least one home run and it is before the All-Star break, winning by an average of 6.7 runs per game.
TEXAS is 1-13 against the money line in home games vs. AL teams allowing 3.9 or less runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons.
HOUSTON is 22-2 against the money line in road games vs. teams outscored by opp by 0.5 or more runs/game on the season over the last 2 seasons.
MLB team (TEXAS) - first 12 games of the season, after closing out last season poorly with 11+ losses in last 15 games against opponent first 12 games of the season, after closing out last season strong with 20+ wins in last 30 games are 16-61 on the ML L/22 seasons for a 79% conversion rate for bettors.
Play on the Houston Astros to win on the ML