Astros vs Rangers Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Tuesday, August 9

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On Tuesday, a matchup of AL West rivals is on the schedule, with the Houston Astros (70-40) hosting the Texas Rangers (48-60) at 8:10 PM ET. The Astros will hand the ball to Jose Urquidy (10-4), and the Rangers will counter with Martin Perez (9-2).

With the Rangers (+157) visiting, the Astros (-188) are a solid favorite on the moneyline. The game has an over/under set at 8 runs.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-188)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -101, Under: -120)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 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
Eli White 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Mitch Garver 60 Day Injury List Forearm

Last Time Out: Astros and Rangers

The Astros lost 1-0 to the Guardians Tuesday, with Cristian Javier (six innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while striking out four) on the line for the loss.

The Rangers were defeated by the White Sox 8-2 Tuesday. Nate Lowe went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in the defeat, while Spencer Howard took the loss on the mound, throwing three innings, giving up five earned runs on eight hits while striking out three.

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Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have won 63, or 67%, of the 94 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Houston has a record of 20-12, a 62.5% win rate, when favored by -188 or more by oddsmakers this season. The moneyline for this contest implies a 65.3% chance of a victory for the Astros. Houston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 39 of their 110 opportunities. In 110 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 56-54-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Yordan Alvarez 93 .301 (13) .408 (3) .640 (2) 7.8% (2) 18.6% (66) 15.0% (5)
Alex Bregman 106 .247 (95) .354 (35) .420 (79) 2.9% (84) 13.0% (16) 13.0% (10)
Jose Altuve 93 .283 (35) .367 (19) .510 (13) 4.7% (24) 14.7% (26) 10.0% (47)
Kyle Tucker 102 .241 (106) .330 (75) .448 (56) 4.7% (24) 16.1% (45) 11.9% (19)
Trey Mancini 98 .266 (55) .341 (56) .419 (83) 3.1% (69) 22.0% (96) 8.4% (75)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have won in 32, or 48.5%, of the 66 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Texas has come away with a win five times in 12 chances when named as an underdog of at least +157 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 38.9% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Texas’ games have gone over the total in 51 of their 108 opportunities. In 108 games with a line this season, the Rangers have a mark of 61-47-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 102 .248 (91) .328 (80) .468 (33) 5.4% (13) 15.2% (33) 9.8% (51)
Marcus Semien 107 .239 (112) .297 (126) .395 (100) 3.1% (69) 15.8% (41) 7.5% (91)
Adolis García 104 .247 (95) .296 (127) .450 (51) 4.1% (37) 28.2% (141) 6.1% (118)
Nate Lowe 103 .285 (33) .333 (70) .464 (36) 3.8% (48) 23.9% (110) 6.7% (104)
Jonah Heim 85 .252 (-) .322 (-) .447 (-) 4.1% (-) 20.1% (-) 9.6% (-)

Astros vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

Our pick for Astros vs. Rangers sees the Astros (-188 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we recommend betting on the over on 8 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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