Astros vs Rangers Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Wednesday, August 31

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On Wednesday, the Houston Astros (83-47) are visiting the Texas Rangers (58-70), at 2:05 PM ET. The Rangers have dropped three in a row. Cristian Javier (7-9) will start for the Astros, and Martin Perez (10-4) for the Rangers.

Bookmakers have set the Astros as the moderate moneyline favorites (-141) on the road versus the Rangers (+120). The over/under for the Astros-Rangers game is set at 7.5.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

Run Line

Houston Astros (-1.5)

Moneyline

Astros (-141)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -110, Under: -110)

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:05 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
Justin Verlander 15 Day Injury List Calf
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
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
Josh Sborz 15 Day Injury List Elbow
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

These teams meet again after the Astros defeated the Rangers 4-2 yesterday. Framber Valdez picked up the win for the Astros (8.00 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 8 K), and Jose Altuve led the way offensively (2-for-5 with a double, a home run and an RBI). Dane Dunning (5.00 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 5 K) was credited with the loss for the Rangers.

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Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Astros have won 75 out of the 111 games, or 67.6%, in which they’ve been favored. Houston has entered 83 games this season favored by -141 or more and is 57-26 in those contests. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 58.5% chance to win. Games involving Houston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 48 of 130 chances this season. The Astros are 69-61-0 against the spread in their 130 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Alex Bregman 126 .267 (53) .373 (13) .479 (23) 3.8% (43) 12.1% (10) 13.4% (8)
Yordan Alvarez 109 .295 (17) .399 (3) .598 (3) 6.9% (2) 19.5% (75) 14.2% (5)
Kyle Tucker 121 .261 (66) .338 (55) .476 (28) 4.6% (23) 15.6% (34) 10.6% (36)
Jose Altuve 112 .281 (35) .367 (21) .508 (13) 4.6% (23) 14.9% (28) 10.4% (37)
Yuli Gurriel 119 .243 (99) .292 (125) .368 (120) 1.5% (120) 12.7% (16) 5.5% (128)

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

The Rangers have won in 37, or 48.1%, of the 77 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. Texas has a mark of 22-23 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +120 or worse on the moneyline. The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 45.5% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Texas and their opponents have gone over in 62 of their 128 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. In 128 games with a line this season, the Rangers have a mark of 70-58-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Corey Seager 122 .255 (79) .331 (72) .472 (30) 5.2% (14) 14.9% (28) 9.5% (52)
Marcus Semien 127 .238 (112) .297 (122) .407 (82) 3.5% (53) 16.1% (37) 7.7% (84)
Adolis García 124 .258 (72) .305 (115) .453 (45) 4.0% (38) 28.2% (136) 5.8% (124)
Nate Lowe 123 .298 (13) .347 (39) .494 (16) 4.4% (32) 23.0% (97) 6.5% (105)
Jonah Heim 103 .238 (-) .316 (-) .420 (-) 3.4% (-) 19.4% (-) 10.1% (-)

Astros vs. Rangers Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Astros will pick up the win in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-141). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict 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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