Divisional Dominator MLB 10*

Divisional Dominator MLB 10*

Houston vs. Texas, 07/11/2019 20:05 EDT, Score: 0 - 5

Money Line: -120 Houston

Sportsbook: Betonline

Result: Loss

Divisional Dominator - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #951 Thursday 10* Top Play Houston Texans Money Line (-) @ Texas Rangers @ 8:05 ET - The public sees Framber Valdez with an ugly ERA as a starter this season. The sharps are the reason this line has moved Houston's way. The sharps are seeing the same thing I am seeing. Valdez is a much better pitcher than what his ERA as a starter would lead you to believe. This is a guy whom has held MLB hitters to a paltry .217 batting average in his 26 games (9 starts) in his MLB career. It is also important to note that he is a southpaw and the Rangers ugly .232 batting average against left-handed pitching this season has them tied with the light-hitting Indians for DEAD LAST in the majors! Texas is likely to struggle at the plate in this one. Conversely, though Lance Lynn has good overall numbers this season he gave up 3 homers in his start against the Astros two months ago. Lynn was fortunate that all 3 of the long balls came with no one on base and I like the fact that Houston is getting another quick look at him. There is a reason that this line opened up at a pick and jumped up from there to having Houston as a road favorite in the -120 range in this one. That reason is the sharps are onto this one. Look for the Astros to roll. Note that Houston enters this game having won 7 of their last 8 games. Texas enters this game having lost 6 of their last 8 games. Also, the Astros swept the Rangers in 4 games when they met most recently (mid-May). Houston is a long-term 70-32 on the road with a money line of -100 to -150. Texas has revenge here from their most recent game against the Astros but the Rangers are actually a poor 1-4 this season when revenging a road blowout loss vs opponent of 6 runs or more. 10* HOUSTON

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