Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 15, 2021

The Houston Astros (84-60) visit the Texas Rangers (54-90) at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Jose Urquidy pitches for Houston (-200 to win) while Texas (+170) will answer with Kohei Arihara.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 15, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Astros vs Rangers Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • This season, the Astros have been favored 118 times and won 71, or 60.2%, of those games.
  • This season, Houston has won 21 of its 35 games, or 60%, when favored by at least -200 on the moneyline.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 64.3% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Astros and their opponents have failed to hit the over four times.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 5.7
HR 15
ERA 4.58
K/9 8.7

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Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 125 games this season and have come away with the win 46 times (36.8%) in those contests.
  • This year, Texas has won nine of 30 games when listed as at least +170 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 35.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Rangers and their opponents have combined to clear the total five times.

Rangers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 4.9
HR 8
ERA 4.81
K/9 6.6

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Kohei Arihara

  • Arihara (2-3 with a 5.89 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rangers, his 10th of the season.
  • In his last outing on Wednesday, Sept. 8 against the Diamondbacks, the righty went 4 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • In nine games this season, the 29-year-old has put up a 5.89 ERA and 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .262 to opposing batters.
  • Arihara will try to collect his fourth outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Rangers have been the underdog on the moneyline in eight of Arihara’s starts this season, and they went 3-5 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 8:06 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 85-60
Home 45-27
Road 40-33
vs LHP (Starters) 32-26
vs RHP (Starters) 53-34
Day Games 3-6
Night Games 82-54

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Astros Probable Pitcher – Jose Urquidy

  • The Astros will send Urquidy (6-3) to the mound for his 17th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed four hits in three innings pitched against the Mariners on Wednesday, Sept. 8.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 3.51, a 4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.020 in 16 games this season.
  • Urquidy has started 16 games this season, and he’s lasted five or more innings 10 times. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • His team has been victorious in 61.5% of the games he’s started as the moneyline favorite with a record of 8-5.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 15, 2021 at 8:06 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 54-90
Home 32-38
Road 22-52
vs LHP (Starters) 24-31
vs RHP (Starters) 30-59
Day Games 12-18
Night Games 42-72

Astros Hitting Stats

  • The Astros average 1.3 home runs per game to rank 11th in baseball with 186 total home runs .
  • The Astros average 1.4 homers per road game this season (98 total on the road).
  • Houston has hit 15 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Yuli Gurriel is batting .314 with 14 home runs and 75 RBI for Houston this season.
  • Carlos Correa has 139 hits and an OBP of .365 to go with a slugging percentage of .478 this season.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers have hit just 155 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 48 games this season and are 34-14 in those matchups.
  • Over the last 10 games, Texas has hit eight home runs.
  • Nate Lowe is batting .262 with 22 doubles, three triples, 15 home runs and 70 walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 21 walks while hitting .265.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Astros (-200)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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