Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers 4-28-22

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Houston Astros (9-9) are preparing to take on the Texas Rangers (6-12) in the final match of the AL West Division four-game competition at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at 2:05 PM ET.

 

Houston will try to extend their winning streak and end the series with a victory over Texas on Thursday after winning the last two installments at 5-1 & 4-3.

 

The Astros took 3rd place at 9-9 in the American League Central Division with a .500 team percentage and 2 contests behind first place after collecting 65 runs but wasted 72 for a -7 run difference on the year. In Game 3, Center Fielder Chas McCormick completed two runs on two base hits with one RBI for Houston.

 

Starter Cristian Javier allowed 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and two free bases with 4 strikeouts in finishing 5.0 innings of work against the Rangers.

 

The Astros augmented 25 doubles as a squad and hit 19 long balls with a batting average of .209 on the year. Houston recorded 61 runs with an OBP at .285 and averaged 3.6 runs per contest ranked 23rd in the majors this season.

 

Their team ERA tallied at 3.60 which ranked 15th in MLB on the year and their pitching staff blotted out a total of 136 batters.

 

The Astros will be sending right-hander Justin Verlander to the pitcher’s mound to start against the Texas Rangers in the final installment of a series on Thursday. Verlander is 1-1 with 1.89 ERA and a 0.74 WHIP while striking out 20 batters in his career starts this season.

 

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Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Predictions 4/28/2022

 

The Texas Rangers will try to split a four-game set against the Houston Astros on Thursday after losing Games 2 & 3 and posting a 1-2 record in the first three installments of the series.

 

Texas dropped to 5th place at 6-12 in the American League West Division with a team percentage at .333 and 5 games behind first-place after scoring 81 runs while allowing 89 for a run difference of -8 on the season.

 

DH Mitch Garver earned a one-run score on two base hits with one RBI in their recent loss to Houston while Glenn Otto pitched for 4.1 innings with 4 hits, 2 earned runs, and 2 bases on balls allowed but struck out 5 batters versus the Astros.

 

The Rangers marked a team slugging percentage at .340 and as a unit scored an average of 4.59 runs per game ranked 7th in the nation. Texas drove the ball out of the park 14 times with 78 runs and 53 free walks while their batting average settled at .227 this season.

 

The Rangers’ pitching staff owned an ERA of 4.89 after giving away 81 earned runs while allowing 85 runs on the year.

 

Left-handed Pitcher Martin Perez will be climbing up the hill to start for Texas in the end-game of a series against Houston on Thursday. Perez is 0-2 with 3.86 ERA and 1.36 WHIP while striking out 12 hitters in his pro baseball career.            

 

Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -145. The Astros played better baseball on both sides of the ball just recently and they will dominate the below-par Rangers. Houston will be ending the series with a road victory on Thursday. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win at 7-3.  

 

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Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:05 PM ET

 

Location: Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX

 

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022

 

TV: BSSW   

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -145      

          

MLB Totals: 8

 

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