Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.50 ERA) and Dallas Keuchel (1-0, 0.00 ERA) are on the hill in the last of a three-game series between the Texas Rangers (3-3) and the Houston Astros (2-3) at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers won the last game 6-2 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 3:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Apr. 12 and can be seen on ROOT-SW and FSN-SW.
Lewis is 5-1 with a 1.54 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 54 strikeouts against the Astros. Against the Rangers, Keuchel is 2-3 with a 4.12 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 39 strikeouts. Colby Rasmus (.250 ) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
Texas is a slim -112 favorite at home against Houston. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at eight runs for this matchup.
In games where it is the underdog, Houston has a 1-1 record and an overall money line of -3. The Astros are an excellent base stealing team with five stolen bases, ranking fourth in the MLB. When it comes to issuing walks, the Astros have the fifth-fewest in the AL with an average of just 2.0 walks allowed per game.
Predictions: SU Winner - HOU, O/U - Over
The Rangers and the Astros both hold an even record against their divisional opponents. The Rangers are 3-3 and the Astros are 1-1.
Texas has won 25% (1-3) of its games when leading after 7 innings. However, Houston has won 50% (1-1) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Houston batters brought in a solid 11 hits last game. Texas has a record of 1-2 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Astros are 1-1. The Rangers have a 2-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, Houston sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 10 this season. Texas ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 20.
Ranking 22nd, Texas is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 11 this season. Houston ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 18.
When the Rangers hit at least one home run, they are 1-0. When the Astros hit at least one homer, they have a 1-2 record.