Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 05/20/2022 – The Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros are all set to square off from the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. Both teams will enter their second game of a four-game series. The Rangers are already struggling against the Astros and the odds to win are pretty slim. Texas is third in the AL West Division and is trailer the Angels. The Astros are dominating at the top of the AL West and they are all set to extend their victory at home. Houston has the upper hand in this game with the baseball latest predictions on their side.
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 05/20/2022
|When:||Friday, May 20, 8:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas|
The Texas Rangers are three games behind the .500 mark with a 17-20 record on the season. Texas is ahead of the Mariners and is way behind the Angels. The Rangers gave up five runs to the Astros in their last game and scored only one in return. Martin Perez will take the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. Perez is holding a 2-2 record on the season with an ERA of 2.01. The Rangers have plenty of room for improvement but they seem to be doing a better job than last season.
Players to watch: Marcus Semien 2B (GP 35, AB 139, R 13, H 24, 2B 7, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 8, TB 31, BB 11, SO 27, SB 2, AVG 0.173, OBP 0.235, SLG 0.223, OPS 0.458, WAR -0.3), Corey Seager SS (GP 35, AB 135, R 19, H 33, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 8, RBI 18, TB 59, BB 16, SO 26, SB 0, AVG 0.244, OBP 0.322, SLG 0.437, OPS 0.759, WAR 1.2).
The Houston Astros will deliver Cristian Javier to the mound as their starter in this game. Javier gave up seven runs in only 3.2 innings. The Astros will need to turn to their bats for support in this game. Houston holds a better chance against the Rangers at home. The Astros are holding the sixth position in OPS and the 11th position is scoring with a solid average of 4.42 runs per game. Yordan Alvarez is one of the bright spots for the Astros from the plate with a dozen home runs this season.
Players to watch: Kyle Tucker RF (GP 37, AB 130, R 14, H 32, 2B 7, 3B 0, HR 7, RBI 25, TB 60, BB 20, SO 30, SB 8, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.344, SLG 0.462, OPS 0.806, WAR 1.8), Michael Brantley DH (GP 33, AB 130, R 15, H 37, 2B 8, 3B 1, HR 3, RBI 15, TB 56, BB 13, SO 16, SB 0, AVG 0.285, OBP 0.354, SLG 0.431, OPS 0.785, WAR 1).
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’ last 6 games.
Texas are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Texas are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’ last 5 games on the road.
Texas are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Houston.
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Houston’s last 19 games.
Houston are 14-3 SU in their last 17 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games against Texas.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games at home.
Houston are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Texas.
Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Betting Picks
The baseball sportsbook odds are in favor of Houston to win this game and cover the spread with ease. Houston has a better batting unit and the Rangers are struggling to score in big numbers. Take Houston to continue their success.
Score Prediction: Astros 7, Rangers 5.