Astros vs Rangers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 7, 2022

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At Minute Maid Park on Wednesday, the Texas Rangers (59-76) meet the Houston Astros (87-49), with first pitch at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros will give the start to Cristian Javier (8-9), and the Rangers will turn to Cole Ragans (0-2).

The Astros’ home-field advantage shows today in terms of their moneyline advantage (-294), compared to Texas’ (+244). The game has an over/under of 8 runs.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-294)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -115, Under: -106)

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Stadium: Minute Maid Park

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Justin Verlander 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ryan Pressly 15 Day Injury List Neck
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Cole Ragans 15 Day Injury List Calf
Joe Barlow 15 Day Injury List Finger
Spencer Howard 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Jon Gray 15 Day Injury List Upper Body
Eli White 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Mitch Garver 60 Day Injury List Forearm
Josh Sborz 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Last Time Out: Astros and Rangers

These clubs meet again after the Rangers’ 4-3 victory over the Astros yesterday. Taylor Hearn (2.00 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K) registered the win for the Rangers. Nate Lowe went 2-for-4 to lead the team on offense. Framber Valdez (6.00 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 11 K) took the loss on the mound for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 116 times and won 79, or 68.1%, of those games. Houston is 4-2 this season when entering a game favored by -294 or more on the moneyline. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 74.6% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 136 chances. The Astros are 73-63-0 ATS in their 136 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Alex Bregman 131 .266 (52) .371 (12) .469 (29) 3.6% (48) 12.7% (16) 13.4% (8)
Yordan Alvarez 113 .293 (16) .396 (4) .589 (3) 6.7% (2) 19.8% (76) 14.0% (5)
Jose Altuve 118 .289 (22) .375 (11) .523 (11) 4.7% (19) 14.7% (25) 10.6% (34)
Kyle Tucker 127 .260 (70) .335 (58) .470 (27) 4.5% (27) 15.6% (32) 10.3% (39)
Yuli Gurriel 125 .237 (111) .288 (128) .359 (125) 1.4% (124) 12.5% (13) 5.6% (126)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have come away with 38 wins in the 84 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. Texas has played as an underdog of +244 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 29.1% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 65 of their 135 opportunities. The Rangers have an against the spread record of 73-62-0 in 135 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 129 .248 (81) .323 (81) .459 (39) 5.1% (14) 15.1% (29) 9.3% (58)
Marcus Semien 134 .242 (100) .301 (116) .415 (77) 3.5% (53) 16.2% (39) 7.8% (83)
Nate Lowe 130 .304 (8) .357 (26) .500 (13) 4.3% (34) 22.2% (94) 7.3% (90)
Adolis García 131 .248 (81) .293 (123) .440 (54) 3.9% (41) 27.9% (135) 5.5% (127)
Jonah Heim 109 .233 (-) .311 (-) .406 (-) 3.3% (-) 19.2% (-) 10.1% (-)

Astros vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Astros will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-294). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up 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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