Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 23, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 23, 2021

Coming off of a two-homer game last time out, Adolis Garcia leads the Texas Rangers (21-27) into action as +150 underdogs against the Houston Astros (26-20). Action gets underway from Globe Life Field at 2:35 PM ET on Sunday, live on BSSW. Houston’s Cristian Javier and Texas’ Mike Foltynewicz have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 23, 2021, 2:00 AM 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

  • The Astros have been favorites in 37 games this season and won 21 (56.8%) of those contests.
  • This season, Houston has won seven of its 13 games, or 53.8%, when favored by at least -177 on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Astros have a 61.5% chance to win.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Astros and their opponents are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games with a total.

Astros Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 6.5
HR 12
ERA 3.65
K/9 8.9

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Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers have been chosen as underdogs in 43 games this year and have walked away with the win 19 times (44.2%) in those games.
  • Texas has a mark of 9-7 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +150 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Rangers have an implied victory probability of 38.5% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Rangers and their opponents are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.

Rangers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 3.8
HR 11
ERA 4.62
K/9 6.2

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Mike Foltynewicz

  • Foltynewicz makes the start for the Rangers, his 10th of the season. He is 1-4 with a 5.18 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the righty threw 3 2/3 innings against the Yankees, giving up five earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old’s pitching stats do not rank among the top pitchers in the majors among qualifying pitchers this season.
  • Foltynewicz will try to collect his eighth matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Rangers have been the underdog on the moneyline in seven of Foltynewicz’s starts this season, and they went 3-4 in those matchups.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:15 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Astros Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 27-20
Home 15-9
Road 12-11
vs LHP (Starters) 13-11
vs RHP (Starters) 14-9
Day Games 1-3
Night Games 26-17

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Astros Probable Pitcher – Cristian Javier

  • Javier (3-1) will take the mound for the Astros, his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed six innings while giving up three earned runs on five hits in a matchup with the Athletics.
  • The 24-year-old has pitched to a 3.27 ERA this season with 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.1 walks per nine across eight games.
  • Javier has pitched five or more innings in seven straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • His team has a record of 4-3 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 23, 2021 at 2:15 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 21-27
Home 12-13
Road 9-14
vs LHP (Starters) 12-5
vs RHP (Starters) 9-22
Day Games 5-3
Night Games 16-24

Astros Hitting Stats

  • The Astros rank 16th in MLB play with 52 total home runs.
  • The Astros have a 12-2 record this season in games when they hit at least two homers.
  • Houston has 12 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • Yuli Gurriel is batting .325 with 38 RBI, both of which are best among Houston hitters this season.
  • Yordan Alvarez has collected 49 hits this season and has an OBP of .350. He’s slugging .542 on the year.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers have hit 58 homers this season, which ranks 10th in the league.
  • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 25 home contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Texas has hit 11 home runs.
  • Nick Solak has seven doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 15 walks while batting .260.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and eight walks while batting .291.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rangers (+150)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

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

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