Rangers vs Astros ALCS Game 4: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, October 19

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The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros take the field in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday at 8:03 PM ET at Globe Life Field. The Rangers are ahead 2-1 in the series. The Rangers will hand the ball to Andrew Heaney (10-6), and the Astros will counter with Jose Urquidy (3-3).

The Astros (+101) take their show on the road to face the favored Rangers (-120). The contest has an over/under set at 9.5.

Rangers vs. Astros Odds

Run Line

Texas Rangers (-1.5)

Moneyline

Rangers (-120)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -109, Under: -112)

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, October 19, 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

These squads play again after the Astros’ 8-5 victory over the Rangers yesterday. Cristian Javier (5.2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 3 K) picked up the win for the Astros. Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a home run and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Max Scherzer (4.0 IP, 5 R, 5 H, 4 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Rangers.

Betting Trends

Rangers Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Rangers have been favored 112 times and won 66, or 58.9%, of those games. Texas is 59-41 this season when entering a game favored by -120 or more on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 54.5% chance to win. Texas and its opponents have hit the over in 88 of their 170 games with a total this season. The Rangers are 93-77-0 ATS in their 170 games with a spread this season.

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 been chosen as underdogs in 46 games this year and have walked away with the win 31 times (67.4%) in those games. This season, Houston has been victorious 21 times in 34 chances when named as an underdog of at least +101 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Astros have a 49.8% chance of walking away with the win. Contests with Houston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 89 of 169 chances this season. In 169 games with a line this season, the Astros have a mark of 84-85-0 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 pick for Rangers vs. Astros is the Rangers (-120 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we recommend betting on the under on 9.5 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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