Astros vs. Rangers Best Bet 6/13/22

by | Jun 13, 2022 | mlb

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers

Date: Monday June 13th, 08:05 ET

Location: Globe Life Field

TV: ATT SportsNet-SW

Money Line: Astros -155 / Rangers +130 (MyBookie - Use bonus code PREDICT100 and they’ll give you a 100% real cash bonus up to $300!)

Total Line: 9.0

STARTING PITCHING

Houston: Cristian Javier (3-3, 3.22)
Texas: Taylor Hearn (4-4, 5.4)

Astros Projected Lineup

Jeremy Peña SS
Jose Siri CF
Yuli Gurriel 1B
Kyle Tucker RF
Alex Bregman 3B
Martín Maldonado C
Yordan Alvarez LF
Jose Altuve 2B
Michael Brantley LF
Cristian Javier P

Rangers Projected Lineup

Nate Lowe 1B
Ezequiel Duran 3B
Adolis Garcia CF
Kole Calhoun RF
Jonah Heim C
Charlie Culberson 3B
Corey Seager SS
Brad Miller LF
Marcus Semien 2B
Taylor Hearn P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Houston Astros: 37-23-0 SU / OU 19-41-0 / Run Line W/L 29-31-0
Texas Rangers: 28-31-0 SU / OU 26-27-6 / Run Line W/L 35-24-0

The Texas Rangers host the Houston Astros on Monday, June 13th at Globe Life Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 08:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Houston as the favorite (-155), with an OU line set at 9.0.

Recent Form

The Houston Astros are coming off a 5-run win over the Marlins by a score of 9-4. For the game, Houston’s pitching staff allowed 4 runs on 3 hits. The Astros benefited from an offense that generated 9 runs on 14 hits. In the matchup, Houston was favored at -250.0 on the moneyline. Through 51 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 65.0%. This game went over the posted over-under line of 7.5 runs. The Astros now have an over-under record of 19-41-0.

In their last 5 games, the Astros are below .500, at 2-3. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -2. In their last 5 contests, Houston is averaging 4.2 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.13. So far, Houston has won over half of their 19 series played, going 10-8-1.

Texas is coming off a 2 run win over the White Sox (8-6). Texas’s pitching staff gave up 8 hits, leading to 6 White Sox runs. At the plate, the Rangers scored 8 times on 11 hits. This was a good win for the Rangers, as they were underdogs at 125.0 on the moneyline. In their 40 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 50.0%. In terms of the over-under, the Rangers and White Sox combined to surpass the line of 8.0 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 26-27-6.

Across their last 5 contests, the Rangers are above .500, going 3-2. Texas has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5 scoring margin sitting at -2. Compared to their season average, the Rangers come into this game swinging the bats well, averaging 5.6 runs per game. Texas has a below .500 series record of just 7-10-2.

Pitching Matchup

The Houston Astros will send Cristian Javier to the mound with an overall record of 3-3. In his previous outings, Javier is lasting an average of 4.02, putting together an ERA of just 3.22. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.215. In addition, to his strong BA allowed, he has been able to limit power, allowing just 0.81 home runs allowed per 9 innings. Overall, he is averaging 5.09 per game, on a K rate of 30.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 3.22 walks per contest.

The Texas Rangers will send Taylor Hearn to the mound with an overall record of 4-4. So far, Hearn has put together an ERA of 5.4. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 4.55 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the left-hander, with a batting average of 0.279. Home runs have been an issue for Hearn, as he is allowing an average of 1.26 per 9 innings pitched. Hearn has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 20.0% and a per-game average of 4.27. Command has been a problem for Hearn, as he is giving up 4.5 walks per outing.

Houston vs Texas History

Today’s matchup between the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers will be their 9th meeting of the season. So far, Houston is leading the season series, 6-2. The over-under record in this series sits at 0-8. The average run total in these games is 9.84 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 2.62 runs. Last season, Houston picked up the series win, 14 games to 5. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 11-5-3. Last year, the Astros and Rangers averaged 9.84 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 4.58 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Houston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Houston
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 6 games at home

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers Prediction

Heading into Monday’s matchup between Houston and Texas, the Astros are the favorite on the moneyline. However, instead of taking Houston the moneyline, I recommend getting some better value by grabbing the Astros on the runline. Look for Houston’s lineup to find success against Taylor Hearn and his WHIP of 1.66.

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