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Houston vs. Texas, 04/01/2018 15:05 EDT, Score: 8 - 2

Money Line: -150 Houston

Sportsbook: Bookmaker

Result: Win

This is an 8* play on the Houston Astros.

Houston was the highest scoring team in the major leagues last season, and the Astros have scored 14 runs in three games so far in 2018. I like Houston to win Game 3 of this series in Texas.

Gerrit Cole will the the slab for the Astros, and he's coming off a solid spring. The former Pirates ace was 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in six starts this spring, and he struck out 24 batters in 22 innings in those games.

The Rangers hand the ball to Mike Minor, who hasn't had a major league start in four years. The 30 year old was hit hard in spring training, allowing 13 runs on 15 hits over just 11 2/3 innings.

Jose Altuve is 6-for-11 (.545) so far in this series, and he's 2-for-3 lifetime against Minor.

Take HOU.


Jesse Schule

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