Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 11, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

The Houston Astros (71-41) and Texas Rangers (49-61) play a rubber match on Thursday at 2:10 PM ET, with the series deadlocked at 1-1. Houston (-267 to win) has Framber Valdez starting, and Texas (+220) counters with Cole Ragans.

This article refers to odds updated as of August 11, 2022 at 1:12 PM ET. Browse all the current odds for this outing below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Astros vs Rangers Betting Lines

Astros Betting Insights

  • This season, the Astros have won 64 out of the 96 games, or 66.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, Houston has won four of its nine games, or 44.4%, when favored by at least -267 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Astros, based on the moneyline, is 72.8%.
  • So far this season, Houston and its opponents have hit the over in 41 of their 112 games with a total.
  • The Astros are 57-55-0 ATS in their 112 games with a spread this season.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 8
ERA 2.80
K/9 9.30

Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers have won in 33, or 48.5%, of the 68 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Texas has played as an underdog of +220 or more just one time this year and came away with a win in that game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 31.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Texas and their opponents have gone over in 53 of their 110 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rangers are 62-48-0 against the spread in their 110 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Rangers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 4-6
Runs Per Game 3.9
HR 10
ERA 4.10
K/9 9.00

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Cole Ragans

  • Ragans (0-0) takes the mound first for the Rangers to make his second start this season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the left-hander threw five innings against the Chicago White Sox, allowing no earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The Rangers were the underdog on the moneyline for one Ragans start this season — they won.
  • His team has won the only matchup he’s appeared in this season.
  • Ragans’ lone start with a total this season went under.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 11, 2022 at 1:12 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 41 38.2 7.4 11.8 1.2 3.96
Matt Moore 40 52.0 9.7 7.2 0.4 1.90
Brock Burke 37 58.2 9.8 7.1 0.7 1.23
John King 29 31.1 6.3 12.7 1.3 4.60
Garrett Richards 28 38.2 7.4 10.3 0.8 5.35

Astros Probable Pitcher – Framber Valdez

  • When Valdez starts, his team is 13-8-0 against the spread this season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Friday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings against the Cleveland Guardians.
  • Valdez will look to finish five or more innings for the 19th start in a row.
  • When Valdez starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 12-6.
  • Valdez’s team has won 13 of his 21 starts.
  • In games Valdez has started this season, the teams are 9-12-0 at hitting the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 11, 2022 at 1:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Héctor Neris 48 45.0 49 3.40 19 1
Phil Maton 47 45.0 45 4.00 10 0
Rafael Montero 47 46.1 48 1.55 17 7
Will Smith 45 40.2 45 4.20 11 5
Ryne Stanek 42 39.0 43 1.15 10 1

Astros Hitting Trends

  • The Astros have hit two or more homers in 43 games this season, and are 37-6 in those contests.
  • The Astros have put up five or more extra-base hits in 28 games this season, and finished 24-4 in those outings.
  • The club has put up at least eight hits 57 times this season, and has a 41-16 record in those games.
  • The Astros are 43-3 in games this season that they scored five or more runs.
  • The Astros are 25-7 in games this season when they have drawn at least five walks.

Rangers Hitting Trends

  • They have won 19 of the 39 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • They’ve won 14 of their 16 games with five or more extra-base hits this season.
  • They have a record of 30-22 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • In 45 games this season with five or more runs scored, they’ved posted a record of 33-12.
  • They have a 15-9 record this season when drawing five or more walks in a game.

Astros vs. Rangers Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rangers (+220)

Over/Under Pick: Under (8)

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

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