It all comes down to Game 7 of the ALCS on Monday, when the Houston Astros play host to the Texas Rangers. The teams will battle for a spot in the World Series when the game gets underway at 8:03 PM ET on FOX, live from Minute Maid Park. The Astros are -130 favorites on the moneyline to win this matchup against the Rangers (+111).
Cristian Javier takes the mound for Houston while Max Scherzer is Texas’ starter for the contest.
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Astros and Rangers Betting Trends
The Astros have won 50.8% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (63-61).
Houston has a 50-45 record (winning 52.6% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -130 or shorter.
The Rangers have been underdogs in 58 games this season and won 31 (53.4%) of those contests.
Texas is 15-15 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +111 or more on the moneyline.
The Astros have combined with opponents to go over the total 90 times this season for a 90-76-6 record against the over/under.
Games involving the Rangers have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 89 of 173 chances this season.
Astros Stats & Insights
The Astros have the No. 5 offense in MLB play scoring 5.1 runs per game (827 total runs).
Houston ranks seventh in baseball with 222 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.
The Astros have the fourth-best batting average in the majors (.259).
Houston’s batters strike out 7.7 times per game, the third-lowest average in baseball.
The 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Astros pitching staff ranks seventh in MLB.
Houston’s 3.94 team ERA ranks eighth across all MLB pitching staffs.
Rangers Stats & Insights
The Rangers have scored 881 runs this season, which ranks third in MLB.
Texas’ 233 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.
The Rangers’ .263 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking second in MLB.
Texas ranks 17th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.7 Ks per contest.
The Rangers strike out 8.5 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 22nd in MLB.
Texas has pitched to a 4.29 ERA this season, which ranks 18th in baseball.
Astros Key Players to Watch
The Astros are sending Javier (10-5) to the mound for his 32nd start of the season. He is 10-5 with a 4.56 ERA and 159 strikeouts through 162 2/3 innings pitched.
Kyle Tucker leads Houston in batting average (.284) and runs batted in (112) this season while also slugging 29 homers.
Alex Bregman is batting .262 with an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .441 this season.
Yordan Alvarez’s 31 home runs lead all Houston hitters, and he’s slugging .583.
Jose Altuve has collected 112 hits this season and has an OBP of .393. He’s slugging .522 on the year.
Rangers Key Players to Watch
The Rangers’ Scherzer (13-6) will make his 28th start of the season.
Marcus Semien has 40 doubles, four triples, 29 home runs and 72 walks while hitting .276.
Corey Seager’s .327 batting average is a team-high mark.
Adolis Garcia has racked up a team-best 39 home runs and 107 runs batted in.
Nate Lowe is batting .262 with 38 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 93 walks.
Astros and Rangers Injuries
Astros: Luis Garcia: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lance McCullers Jr.: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
Rangers: Jacob deGrom: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Ian Kennedy: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Brad Miller: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)