Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 9, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 9, 2022 - Last Updated on August 16, 2022

Corey Seager has 98 hits, and will try to collect his 100th when his Texas Rangers (48-60) play the Houston Astros (70-40) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday. Houston (-190 to win) has Jose Urquidy starting, and Texas (+161) is sending out Martin Perez.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of August 9, 2022 at 7:15 PM ET. See below for a table with the latest odds for this matchup and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Astros vs Rangers Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • This season, the Astros have won 63 out of the 94 games, or 67%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • Houston is 20-12 this season when entering a game favored by -190 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 65.5% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in 39 of their 110 chances.
  • In 110 games with a spread this season, the Astros are 56-54-0 ATS.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.3
HR 10
ERA 2.22
K/9 8.60

Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers have been victorious in 32, or 48.5%, of the 66 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Texas has been victorious three times in nine chances when named as an underdog of at least +161 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 38.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 51 of their 108 opportunities.
  • The Rangers are 61-47-0 against the spread in their 108 games that had a posted line this season.

Rangers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 4.0
HR 9
ERA 4.15
K/9 9.30

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Martín Pérez

  • The Rangers will send Perez (9-2) out to make his 22nd start of the season as he aims for his 10th win. He is 9-2 with a 2.47 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 131 innings pitched.
  • The left-hander’s most recent appearance was on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles, when he tossed six innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing five hits.
  • Pérez will try to prolong a 20-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 6.1 innings per appearance).
  • The Rangers have been the underdog on the moneyline in nine of Pérez’s starts this season, and they went 7-2 in those matchups.
  • Pérez’s team has a 15-6 record in his starts this season.
  • Pérez has started 21 games with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in 11 of them.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 9, 2022 at 7:15 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Brett Martin 40 37.2 7.4 11.9 1.3 4.06
Matt Moore 39 51.0 9.5 7.0 0.4 1.94
Brock Burke 36 56.2 10.0 7.2 0.5 1.11
Garrett Richards 28 38.2 7.4 10.3 0.8 5.35
José Leclerc 17 22.2 7.9 8.6 1.8 4.37

Astros Probable Pitcher – José Urquidy

  • Urquidy’s team is 13-7-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw seven scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox while allowing two hits.
  • Urquidy has pitched five or more innings in nine straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • Urquidy’s team has a record of 12-4 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Urquidy’s team has a 14-6 record in his starts this season.
  • Games started by Urquidy have a 9-10-1 record at hitting the over this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 9, 2022 at 7:15 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Phil Maton 46 44.2 45 3.22 10 0
Héctor Neris 46 43.0 47 3.56 18 1
Rafael Montero 46 45.1 48 1.59 16 7
Will Smith 44 39.2 43 4.31 10 5
Ryne Stanek 41 38.0 41 1.18 10 1

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros are 37-5 this season in games when they hit two or more long balls.
  • The Astros have gone 24-4 in the 28 games this season when they have had five or more extra-base hits.
  • The club has collected at least eight hits 56 times this season, and has a 41-15 record in those games.
  • The Astros are 42-3 in games this season that they put up five or more runs.
  • The Astros have drawn at least five walks in 31 games this season, and are 25-6 in those contests.

Rangers Hitting Trends

  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 38 games this season and are 19-19 in those matchups.
  • In 15 games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 14-1.
  • In 51 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 29-22.
  • They have a 32-11 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • In 24 games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 15-9

Astros vs. Rangers Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rangers (+161)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

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

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