Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 5-21-22

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Texas Rangers are gearing up to take on the Houston Astros in the third installment of a four-game interleague series this Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. 

 

So far, Texas managed to pick up a single win in the set, while giving up the first.  The team currently holds a 18-20 record this season and are ranked third in the American League West Division.

 

Leading the team is Corey Seager, who hammered a total of 35 hits on an average of .245 and a team-high on-base percentage of .319.  The shortstop also swung eight home runs for the Rangers, while right fielder Adolis Garcia drove in 24 runs. 

 

As a team, Texas allowed 155 runs over 271 hits on a .221 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .289.  Moreover, the team allowed 329 strikeouts, with a 4.14 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.30.

 

In this Saturday’s matchup, Jon Gray will have the start for the Rangers.  The 30-year old slugger threw for 22.0 innings and bears an ERA of 5.73, along with a 1-1 mark.

 

  •   The Texas Rangers are at 5-1 SU in six of their previous matches.
  •   Texas are at 1-4 SU in five of their previous matches played versus the Houston Astros.
  •   The total went UNDER in six of the Rangers’ six previous road games.

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On the side of the Houston Astros, the team welcomed the Rangers to their home stadium last Thursday after completing a set against the Boston Red Sox. 

 

The team were able to collect just the win out of three, which consequently dropped their record to 25-15 this season.  Houston currently sits first in the American League West Division.

 

Designated hitter Michael Brantley took the reins for Houston, delivering a total of 38 hits on a .286 batting average and an OBP of .358.  Meanwhile, right fielder Kyle Tucker contributed 26 runs batted in, just as left fielder Yordan Alvarez wielded 12 home runs.

 

Overall, Houston garnered 173 runs over 300 hits on a batting average of .231 and a .311 OBP.  Furthermore, the Orioles allowed 310 strikeouts on an ERA of 2.96 and a WHIP of 1.13. 

 

For this upcoming event, Justin Verlander will be pitching for the team.  The right-hander threw for 45.2 innings on a 1.38 ERA and boasts a 5-1 mark.

 

  •   The Houston Astros are at 14-4 SU in 18 of their previous matches.
  •   The total went UNDER in 14 of Houston’s 20 previous games.
  •   The total went UNDER in six of the Astro’s six previous matches versus the Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick is the Houston Astros at -175.  Houston are at 10-4 when playing at home, compared to Texas, who are just 7-8 on the road.  Moreover, Houston is 7-3 SU in 10 of their previous head to head against Texas.  Final Score Prediction, the Houston  Astros win by 8-2.

 

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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 5/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM EDT

 

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas

 

Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022

 

TV: ATTH

 

MLB Odds: Houston  Astros -175

 

MLB Total Odds: 8.5

 

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