Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction 4/5/2024

The Houston Astros (2-5) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (4-2) on Friday, April 5th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on APLTV. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Astros vs Rangers

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The Astros Are Coming Off A Win

Yordan Alvarez had a big game at the plate for the Astros, going 4/5 with two home runs and three RBIs. Jeremy Peña also had a home run and three RBIs, and Jose Altuve also went deep. Cristian Javier got the win, going five innings, giving up just one hit and no runs.

Offensively, the Astros scored in the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. They finished with 15 hits and four home runs. The Blue Jays managed just one hit and struck out seven times. The Astros were -162 on the money line.

Hunter Brown Gets The Start For The Astros

Hunter Brown and the Astros are on the road to take on the Rangers. Brown started the season with a no-decision in his first outing, which came at home against the Yankees. He went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits and struck out 5.

Astros Offense Breakdown

Our player projections are favoring Yordan Alvarez and Kyle Tucker to have strong offensive performances for the Astros today. Yordan Alvarez has the best odds on the team to hit a home run, with his projection being the 3rd best in the league today. He also has the best odds to record the most hits on the team, with his total being the 9th best in the league. Kyle Tucker is also expected to have a good game at the plate, as his total hits projection is the 11th best in the league today.

The Rangers Are Coming Off A Win

Despite both starters getting quality starts, the Texas Rangers were able to come away with a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Nathan Eovaldi was the winning pitcher for the Rangers, going seven innings and giving up just four hits and no earned runs. Aaron Civale got the start for the Rays and also went six innings, giving up just one earned run.

Offensively, the Rangers were led by Corey Seager, who went 2/5 with a home run and an RBI. Josh Smith also had a big game, going 1/4 with two RBIs. The Rays’ lone run came in the sixth inning, while the Rangers scored three in the ninth to put the game away.

Cody Bradford Gets The Start For The Rangers

Cody Bradford is getting the start for the Rangers at home against the Astros. He picked up a win in his first start of the season, going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs on 3 hits. He struck out 6 batters and gave up 1 home run.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Rangers’ hitting projections for today, Wyatt Langford is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his total being the 3rd highest in the league today. He also has the best odds on the team to hit a home run, with his odds being 6th best in the league. Corey Seager has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team, and his home run odds are 11th best in the league today. Adolis García is 4th on the team in terms of total hits projections, and his home run odds are 9th best in the league today.


Astros vs Rangers Prediction


Our predictions for this Rangers and Astros matchup is that the Rangers will come out on top by a score of 6-5. With the Rangers being the underdogs, you can get them at +118 on the money line, and this is our recommended bet for this game.

If you’re looking for a prediction for the over/under, we would take the over at 9.5 runs. As for the starting pitchers, we have Cody Bradford finishing with six strikeouts compared to Hunter Brown with six.

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