Today, the Houston Astros will play host to the Texas Rangers in the second game of a three-game series Tuesday night. The Astros have the best record in the American League while the Rangers are out of contention, tied for third place in the AL West. Yesterday, to keep their record going, the Astros picked up a convincing 1-run win over Texas. Now the Astros are 12-4 against the Rangers this season and it doesn’t seem like much will be changing in the upcoming games.
The Texas Rangers came into this series on an 8-game losing streak. They were just what the struggling Boston Red Sox ordered as the Red Sox swept the Rangers in four straight to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive. On Sunday they fell to Boston 5-2 as starter Dane Dunning got pounded for 5 runs on 8 hits in just 4 innings with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks. The offense only cobbled together 4 hits, with Leody Taveras getting two of them. Texas averages 4.52 runs per game, which ranks 10th in the league.
Now looking at the Astros, both their pitching and offense have been phenomenal this season. They have a team ERA of 3.00, which is second in baseball. The bullpen has an ERA of 2.87, which is the best in baseball. Offensively, they average 4.50 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They are 13th in team batting average, 5th in home runs, and 7th in slugging percentage.
To keep the ball rolling, Houston is sending out Framber Valdez to the mound. The lefty is 14-4 on the season with an ERA of 2.63 in 25 starts. He has 150 strikeouts and 56 walks in 164 innings pitched. Texas replies back with Glenn Otto. He is 6-8 on the season with a 4.82 ERA in 21 starts. He has 82 strikeouts and 55 walks in 104.2 innings pitched. Otto got a no-decision in his last start, a 9-8 loss to Boston.
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Game Information
- Date: 09/06/2022
- Time: 08:10 PM ET
- Location: Minute Maid ParkHouston,TX
- How to Watch: Rangers vs Astros: Fox Sports Florida
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Rangers vs Astros Betting Lines
Astros are -260 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.16. On the other side, Rangers are +210 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $210.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Astros at a 72.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Rangers have 32.26% probability of finishing the game with the W.
Sign-up at BetUS TODAY and get 125% BONUS. Use the Promo Code BETUSTV125. Terms and Conditions apply.