Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction 4/8/2024

The Houston Astros (3-7) travel to face off against the Texas Rangers (6-3) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at Globe Life Field in Arlington and televised on None. The Astros are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rangers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET.

Astros vs Rangers

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The Astros and Rangers split the first two games of this series, with the Astros taking the most recent game by a score of 3-1. Houston starter Ronel Blanco and Texas starter Dane Dunning both finished with a quality start, but it was Blanco who got the win. Josh Hader picked up the save for Houston.

Yordan Alvarez was the only player in the game to drive in more than one run, and all three of his RBIs came on his home run. Overall, the Astros finished with just four hits, while the Rangers managed just two hits off Blanco.

Dunning went 6 2/3 innings for the Rangers, giving up three earned runs, while Blanco gave up just one hit in his six innings of work. The Rangers’ only run came in the 9th inning.

Framber Valdez Gets The Start For The Astros

Framber Valdez will be making his first road start of the season for the Astros, as he takes on the Rangers. Valdez has started two games this season, and he has yet to record a win. In his first start, he went 7 2/3 innings and did not allow a run but took a no-decision. Then, he gave up 3 runs in 4 2/3 innings vs. the Yankees.

Astros Offense Breakdown

For the Astros, we have Jose Altuve with the 3rd highest total hits projection in today’s slate of games, while his teammate Yordan Alvarez has the 2nd best odds to hit a home run today. José Abreu has the 8th best total hits projection in the league today, and Yainer Diaz has the 4th best odds to hit a home run.

Andrew Heaney Gets The Start For The Rangers

Andrew Heaney will be taking the mound for the Texas Rangers at home against the Astros. Heaney is coming off a loss in his first start of the season, where he went 4 2/3 innings and gave up 3 runs on 4 hits. He did strike out 7 batters, but he did not receive any run support in the loss.

Rangers Offense Breakdown

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For the Rangers, we have Adolis García as our top power hitter, as he has the highest home run projection on the team and 2nd best in the league today. Corey Seager is our top overall hitter for the Rangers, with the 20th best hits projection in the league. Wyatt Langford is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 13th best in the league today.


Astros vs Rangers Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Astros vs. Rangers game is that the Astros will pick up a 6-5 road win. With the payout for an Astros win on the money line sitting at -139, this is the best way to play this game.

Looking at some potential player props, Framber Valdez is projected to finish with six strikeouts, which is good for 12th among starters. As for Andrew Heaney, his predicted strikeout total is also six, which has him coming in at eighth.

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