Astros vs. Rangers Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/27/2022

by | Apr 27, 2022

The Houston Astros (8-9) are set to take on the Texas Rangers (6-11) Wednesday at 8:05 PM ET. The Astros are listed as -130 favorites by sportsbooks, while the underdog Rangers have +111 odds for the contest. Houston’s Cristian Javier gets the start, and he’ll go against Texas’ Glenn Otto.

Astros vs. Rangers Spread and Betting Line

Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Astros -130 +111 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +135 -160

Computer Predictions for Astros vs. Rangers

Our computer pick: Texas Rangers (+111) and Over (8.5)

Astros vs. Rangers Game Info

  • Houston Astros probable starting pitcher: Cristian Javier
  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Glenn Otto
  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Pitching Matchup

Javier Otto
0 GS 1
0-0 W-L 1-0
0.00 ERA 1.80
8.1 IP 5.0
1 BB 1
12 SO 5

Astros Starter Cristian Javier

  • Javier makes his first start of the season for the Astros.
  • The 25-year-old righty has pitched out of the bullpen three times this season.
  • In three appearances this season, he has a .00 ERA and 13 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are batting .179 against him.
  • The Rangers rank eighth in run scoring in the league (78) this season and are batting .227 while hitting 14 home runs (17th in the league).

Rangers Starter Glenn Otto

  • The Rangers’ Otto will make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics, giving up one earned run.
  • He has an ERA of 1.80, a batting average against of .118 and 9 strikeouts per nine innings in one games this season.
  • The Astros have scored 61 runs this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB. They are batting .209 for the campaign with 19 home runs, fifth in the league.

Astros Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Astros have won six, or 50%, of the 12 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Houston has a record of 3-4 when favored by -130 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Astros.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total in six of their 17 chances.
  • The Astros are 7-10-0 against the spread this season.

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 13 games this season and have come away with the win five times (38.5%) in those contests.
  • This season, Texas has been victorious four times in eight chances when named as an underdog of at least +111 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 47.4% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in eight of their 17 opportunities.
  • The Rangers have an against the spread record of 7-10-0 in 17 games with a line this season.

Astros Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Alex Bregman has been the Astros top run producer this season, leading the team with 12 RBI while hitting .276 with three home runs.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Bregman ranks 55th in batting average, 40th in on-base percentage, and 45th in slugging.
  • Jeremy Pena is batting .246 with three doubles, a triple, three home runs and six walks.
  • Pena is 29th in homers and 101st in RBI on the season.
  • Michael Brantley has racked up a team-high batting average of .311.
  • Yordan Alvarez has hit four home runs to pace his team.
Alex Bregman 17 .276 .377 .483 3 12 16
Jeremy Pena 16 .246 .323 .491 3 7 14
Michael Brantley 15 .311 .364 .459 2 7 19
Yordan Alvarez 12 .200 .280 .511 4 7 9
Kyle Tucker 17 .175 .246 .317 3 8 11

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Nate Lowe paces the Rangers with a .364 batting average.
  • Lowe ranks 121st in homers and 49th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Lowe carries a five-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .278 with a double, a home run, two walks and two RBI.
  • Adolis Garcia has been a reliable source of runs this year, leading the lineup with three home runs and 11 RBI.
  • Garcia ranks 29th among all hitters in MLB in homers, and 23rd in RBI.
  • Jonah Heim is batting .333 with a double, two home runs and five walks.
  • Corey Seager is batting .258 with a double, a home run and five walks.
Nate Lowe 17 .364 .408 .470 1 9 24
Adolis García 17 .203 .288 .391 3 11 13
Jonah Heim 9 .333 .438 .593 2 9 9
Corey Seager 16 .258 .306 .318 1 9 17
Marcus Semien 17 .176 .247 .235 0 6 12

Betting Tips for Astros vs. Rangers

Our best bet is the Rangers on the moneyline at +111 after digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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