Astros vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 15, 2023

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Astros vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Houston Astros will take the field against the Texas Rangers (8-5) on Saturday. The game begins at 7:10 PM ET on MLB Network, with the Astros listed as -182 favorites on the moneyline.

Hunter Brown starts for Houston while Jon Gray is Texas’ starter for the contest.

Astros vs. Rangers Odds

  • Astros odds to win: -182
  • Rangers odds to win: +154
  • Spread: Astros -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 15, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Astros vs. Rangers?

Astros and Rangers Betting Trends

The Astros have put together a 6-6 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

Houston has gone 2-2 (winning 50% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -182 or shorter.

The Rangers have won three of the five games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Texas has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +154.

The Astros have played in 14 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total nine times (9-5-0).

So far this season, the Rangers and their opponents have hit the over in eight of their 13 games with a total.

Astros Stats & Insights

The Astros are the 12th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.9 runs per game (68 total).

Houston is 12th in baseball with 16 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Astros’ .251 batting average ranks 12th in MLB.

Houston strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 13 average in the majors.

The 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Astros pitching staff ranks ninth in the majors.

Houston has the 10th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.92).

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking sixth with 73 total runs this season.

Texas’ 15 home runs rank 17th in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers have a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.

Texas has shown good bat-to-ball skills at the plate this season with the seventh-best strikeout rate (8.5 per game) among MLB offenses.

The Rangers have a 10.2 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, fourth-best in baseball.

Texas has the eighth-best ERA (3.80) in the majors this season.

Astros Key Players to Watch

The Astros will send Brown (1-0) out for his third start of the season.

Kyle Tucker is batting .306 this season with four home runs, both rank first among Houston hitters.

Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in home runs (four) and runs batted in (17) this season while batting .295.

Alex Bregman has 11 hits this season and a slash line of .200/.333/.327.

Chas McCormick is batting .275 with an OBP of .383 and a slugging percentage of .500 this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Gray will get the start for the Rangers, his third of the season.

Nate Lowe has accumulated a team-best 13 runs batted in.

Adolis Garcia has hit three home runs with 13 RBI. Both are team-highs.

Marcus Semien has four doubles, a home run and three walks while batting .236.

Josh Jung has two doubles, two home runs and four walks while hitting .277.

Astros and Rangers Injuries

Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Eye)

Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Corey Seager: day-to-day (Hamstring)

Astros vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 5, Astros 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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