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Rangers vs Astros Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 31, 2022Last updated: Aug 31, 2022

The Rangers (58-69) will square off against the Astros (82-47) in Arlington on Wednesday, August 31 at Globe Life Field. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 1:05 p.m. CT!

Coming into their next game, the Rangers have claimed victory against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on August 11, 2022, the score was 7-3 in favor of the Astros. The Rangers had eight runs to the Astros three runs. We’ll see what unfolds when it all goes down at Globe Life Field.

Rangers vs Astros Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Astros have better chances of winning this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -146 odds for victory, while Texas are +124. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 7.5.

In their previous game on Sunday, the Rangers defeated the Tigers by a score of 8-9. So far this season, the team is currently batting .244 thanks in large part to their top hitter, David Lowe, who has a batting average of .301. Defensively, they carry an ERA of 4.1 and a .983 fielding percentage.

In their last showdown on Sunday, the Astros outplayed the Orioles by a score of 3-1. So far this season, the team is currently batting .214, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Jose Altuve, who has a batting average of .279. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.08 and a .986 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds assessment and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Rangers will play without Joshua Sborz (Right Elbow), Elijah White (Wrist), Spencer Howard (Shoulder), Mitchell Garver (Forearm), Jonathan Gray (Side), Joseph Barlow (Finger) and Cole Ragans (Calf). Then, the Astros will play without Martín Maldonado (Hand), Jason Castro (Knee), Yordan Alvarez (Hand), Blake Taylor (Elbow), Michael Brantley (Shoulder), Thomas Pressly (Neck), Joshua James (Lat), Justin Verlander (Calf) and Aledmys Díaz (Groin).

Moneyline Pick: Astros (-146) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite per oddsmakers. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Astros won 7-3.

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Rangers vs Astros Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Houston (-146), Texas (+124) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Houston -1.5 (+118), Texas 1.5 (-144) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 7.5 Runs (-128), Over 7.5 Runs (104) at FanDuel

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Rangers vs Astros Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Rangers 0.27%, Astros 0.89%
  • Win % as underdog: Rangers 0.45%, Astros 0.07%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: Texas 6-4, Houston 6-4

Runline Pick: Astros -1.5 Runs (+118) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Astros will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 7.5 Total Runs (-128) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Astros have recorded 6.3 runs per game over their last 10. Meanwhile, the Rangers have averaged 6.3 runs per game in the same stretch.

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