Astros vs Rangers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 11, 2022

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The Texas Rangers (49-61) will visit the Houston Astros (71-41), in the final game of a three-game series, Thursday at 2:10 PM ET. Framber Valdez (10-4) will start for the Astros, and Cole Ragans for the Rangers.

The Rangers are a big underdog (+255) on the road at the Astros (-313). The game has an over/under set at 8 runs.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-313)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -119, Under: -102)

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When, Where, at What Time is Astros vs. Rangers

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Michael Brantley 10 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Lance McCullers Jr. 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Kyle Tucker Day-to-day Illness

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Kole Calhoun 10 Day Injury List Heel
Dennis Santana 15 Day Injury List Ankle
Jon Gray 15 Day Injury List Upper Body
Joe Barlow 15 Day Injury List Finger
Spencer Howard 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Eli White 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Mitch Garver 60 Day Injury List Forearm

Last Time Out: Astros and Rangers

Yesterday, the Rangers picked up an 8-4 victory over the Astros, with Taylor Hearn (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 K) registering the win for the Rangers. Leody Taveras finished 2-for-4 with a double, a triple and five RBI to lead the offensive attack. Phil Maton (0.00 IP, 4 R, 3 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have been favorites in 96 games this season and won 64 (66.7%) of those contests. This season, Houston has won two of its three games when favored by at least -313 on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 75.8% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 41 of their 112 games with a total this season. The Astros are 57-55-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 95 .296 (23) .402 (3) .634 (2) 7.8% (3) 19.2% (70) 14.6% (7)
Kyle Tucker 104 .247 (96) .335 (67) .460 (41) 4.9% (20) 16.0% (42) 11.9% (17)
Alex Bregman 108 .251 (87) .358 (31) .420 (81) 2.9% (82) 12.7% (14) 13.2% (10)
Jose Altuve 95 .283 (33) .368 (16) .508 (15) 4.6% (27) 14.6% (24) 10.2% (43)
Trey Mancini 99 .268 (51) .343 (50) .421 (77) 3.1% (71) 21.9% (94) 8.3% (75)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have been underdogs in 68 games this season and have come away with the win 33 times (48.5%) in those contests. Texas has played as an underdog of +255 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 28.2% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 53 of 110 chances this season. The Rangers are 62-48-0 against the spread in their 110 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 104 .254 (78) .332 (71) .477 (30) 5.5% (14) 15.3% (33) 9.6% (50)
Marcus Semien 109 .239 (110) .297 (125) .400 (95) 3.3% (64) 15.7% (36) 7.5% (88)
Adolis García 106 .252 (84) .303 (120) .459 (42) 4.2% (35) 28.1% (140) 6.2% (114)
Nate Lowe 105 .281 (37) .330 (77) .457 (46) 3.7% (48) 23.9% (109) 6.6% (103)
Jonah Heim 87 .249 (-) .323 (-) .442 (-) 4.1% (-) 20.1% (-) 10.0% (-)

Astros vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Astros to win (-313 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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