Astros vs Rangers Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, August 30

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On Tuesday, a matchup of AL West rivals is on the docket, with the Houston Astros (82-47) visiting the Texas Rangers (58-69) at 8:05 PM ET. Framber Valdez (12-4) is the starter for the Astros, and Dane Dunning (3-6) for the Rangers.

Oddsmakers have set the Astros as the moderate moneyline favorites (-170) on the road versus the Rangers (+142). The game’s over/under is set at 7.5.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-170)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: +100, Under: -120)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Aledmys Díaz 10 Day Injury List Groin
Ryan Pressly 15 Day Injury List Neck
Blake Taylor 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Michael Brantley 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Josh James 60 Day Injury List Back
Jason Castro 60 Day Injury List Knee
Chas McCormick Day-to-day Finger
Justin Verlander Day-to-day Calf
Yordan Alvarez Day-to-day Hand

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

Last Time Out: Astros and Rangers

The Astros won their last contest versus the Orioles by a 3-1 score Tuesday, with Ryne Stanek picking up the win pitching going one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one. Alex Bregman went 1-for-2 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively.

The Rangers lost to the Tigers Tuesday, with Kohei Arihara getting the loss while throwing three innings, giving up six earned runs on eight hits while striking out three. Corey Seager went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI to lead the Rangers’ offense.

Betting Trends

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have been favored 110 times and won 74, or 67.3%, of those games. Houston has a record of 35-21 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -170 on the moneyline. The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 63% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston’s games have gone over the total in 48 of their 129 chances. The Astros are 68-61-0 ATS in their 129 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Alex Bregman 125 .269 (49) .373 (12) .481 (24) 3.8% (44) 12.2% (11) 13.1% (8)
Yordan Alvarez 109 .295 (16) .399 (3) .598 (3) 6.9% (2) 19.5% (74) 14.2% (5)
Kyle Tucker 120 .261 (67) .338 (56) .478 (26) 4.6% (24) 15.7% (34) 10.5% (35)
Jose Altuve 111 .280 (32) .367 (20) .500 (13) 4.4% (31) 14.9% (27) 10.5% (35)
Yuli Gurriel 118 .244 (95) .293 (124) .371 (119) 1.5% (120) 12.8% (16) 5.3% (131)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have been victorious in 37, or 48.7%, of the 76 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Texas has been victorious 11 times in 25 chances when named as an underdog of at least +142 or worse on the moneyline. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 41.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Contests with Texas have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 62 of 127 chances this season. The Rangers are 70-57-0 against the spread in their 127 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 121 .257 (75) .334 (65) .476 (28) 5.3% (14) 15.0% (30) 9.6% (50)
Marcus Semien 126 .238 (108) .298 (118) .408 (83) 3.5% (53) 16.0% (38) 7.7% (83)
Nate Lowe 122 .300 (13) .349 (37) .498 (14) 4.4% (31) 23.0% (97) 6.6% (103)
Adolis García 123 .256 (76) .304 (116) .453 (45) 4.0% (38) 28.3% (135) 5.9% (120)
Jonah Heim 102 .241 (-) .319 (-) .425 (-) 3.5% (-) 19.6% (-) 10.2% (-)

Astros vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Astros will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-170). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (7.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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