Rangers vs Astros ALCS Game 3 Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – October 18, 2023

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The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros square off in Game 3 of the ALCS on Wednesday at 8:03 PM ET at Globe Life Field. The Rangers are ahead 2-0 in the series. On the mound for the Rangers will be Max Scherzer (13-6), matched up against the Astros’ Cristian Javier (10-5).

With the Astros (+110) visiting, the Rangers (-133) are a solid favorite on the moneyline. The game’s total is set at 9.

Rangers vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Texas Rangers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rangers (-133)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -113, Under: -108)

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

  • Game Day: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:03 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FS1
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Rangers Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Jacob deGrom 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Brad Miller 60-Day Injured List Hamstring
Ian Kennedy 60-Day Injured List Rotator Cuff
Jake Odorizzi 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Brett Martin 60-Day Injured List Shoulder

Astros Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Luis Garcia 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Lance McCullers Jr. 60-Day Injured List Forearm

Last Time Out: Rangers and Astros

Wednesday, the Rangers claimed a 5-4 victory over the Astros, with Nathan Eovaldi (6.0 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 9 K) earning the win for the Rangers. Leody Taveras finished 1-for-2 with a triple to lead the offensive showing. Framber Valdez (2.2 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 6 K) was credited with the loss for the Astros.

Betting Trends

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Rangers have won 66 out of the 111 games, or 59.5%, in which they’ve been favored. Texas has entered 82 games this season favored by -133 or more and is 50-32 in those contests. The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.1% chance of a victory for the Rangers. Texas’ games have gone over the total in 87 of their 169 chances. In 169 games with a spread this season, the Rangers are 93-76-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Marcus Semien 162 .276 (28) .348 (39) .478 (33) 3.9% (44) 14.6% (12) 9.6% (54)
Corey Seager 119 .327 (5) .390 (9) .623 (2) 6.2% (8) 16.4% (27) 9.1% (64)
Adolis García 148 .245 (106) .328 (68) .508 (17) 6.2% (8) 27.7% (121) 10.3% (36)
Nate Lowe 161 .262 (66) .360 (24) .414 (95) 2.3% (113) 22.8% (90) 12.8% (16)
Jonah Heim 128 .258 (76) .317 (95) .438 (71) 3.6% (61) 19.2% (53) 8% (83)

Astros Betting Records and Team Stats

The Astros have come away with 30 wins in the 45 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This year, Houston has won 14 of 23 games when listed as at least +110 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Astros have a 47.6% chance of walking away with the win. Houston and their opponents have gone over in 88 of their 168 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. In 168 games with a line this season, the Astros have a mark of 83-85-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Kyle Tucker 157 .284 (18) .369 (15) .517 (13) 4.3% (32) 13.8% (9) 12% (22)
Alex Bregman 161 .262 (66) .363 (20) .441 (69) 3.5% (65) 12% (7) 12.7% (17)
Yordan Alvarez 114 .293 (-) .407 (-) .583 (-) 6.3% (-) 18.5% (-) 13.9% (-)
Jose Altuve 90 .311 (-) .393 (-) .522 (-) 4.1% (-) 17.3% (-) 10.7% (-)
Jeremy Pena 149 .263 (61) .324 (80) .381 (120) 1.6% (126) 20.5% (64) 6.8% (95)

Rangers vs. Astros Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Rangers vs. Astros is the Rangers (-133 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we pick the under on 9 runs.

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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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