Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9-5-22

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Texas Rangers (58-75) will play the Houston Astros (86-48) in Game 1 of 3 of the AL West Division competition at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Monday at 7:10 PM ET.


Texas dropped to 3rd place at 58-75 in the AL West Division with a .436 team percentage and 27.5 outings behind first place after gaining 598 runs but losing 609 for a -11 run difference.


The Rangers will try to snap an 8-game losing streak by facing the Astros on Monday including a series sweep to the Red Sox last time out.


First Baseman Nathaniel Lowe scored one run on one hit for Texas in their recent loss on Monday while starter Dane Dunning struggled on the mound with 8 hits, 5 earned runs, and 3 BBs with 2 strikeouts in pitching for 4.0 frames in defeat.


Shortstop Corey Seager led the Rangers’ batting unit with 29 home runs, 72 RBIs, and a .252 batting average while Center Fielder Adolis Garcia pitched in a team-high 84 RBIs with 22 homers and a batting average of .251 this year.


First Baseman Nathaniel Lowe contributed a team-leading .305 BA, a .357 OBP, and a slugging percentage of .504 for Texas throughout the season.


Left-handed Martin Perez (10-5, 2.89 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 144 Ks) will be heading to the hill to start for the Rangers in the series opener versus the Astros on Monday.


The southpaw starter has given away 142 hits, 54 free bases, and 11 home runs in pitching for 159.0 innings in his pro baseball career this year.


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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Predictions 9/5/2022


The Houston Astros topped all teams at 86-48 in the American League West Division with a team percentage of .642 after acquiring a total of 607 runs while allowing just 438 for a run difference of +169 throughout the season.


The Astros look for their second straight win in facing the Texas Rangers in game 1 of a series on Monday after shutting down the LA Angels at 9-1 in a series victory over the weekend.


Third Baseman David Hensley powered the offense of Houston in triumph with a two-run score on a double while driving two RBIs while SP José Urquidy finished 7.0 frames with only 4 hits and one walk yielded but wrung up 8 LA batters the match.


Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez is the top slugger for the Stros after hitting 31 long balls with 82 RBIs while adding a team-leading .294 batting average, a .398 on-base percentage, and slugging .593 throughout the season.


Right Fielder Kyle Tucker recorded a team-high 86 RBIs with 23 home runs and a batting average of .258 for the year.


The Houston ball club will give the ball to righty Hunter Brown from Detroit to start in the first installment of a series against the Texas Rangers on Monday. The right-handed thrower will make his MLB debut start versus the Rangers on Monday night.      


Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros. The MLB Pick for this contest is Houston -145. The Astros will dominate this series opener at home on Monday against the Rangers who struggled after losing eight successive games just recently.


Texas recorded a team ERA of 4.17 which ranked 21st in the league while Houston ranked 9th in most runs and scored at 598 in MLB with the 7th best slugging percentage at .419 as a team. Prediction: The Houston Astros will win 8-3.     


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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 9/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX


Date: Monday, September 5, 2022     


TV: SportsNet SW, MLBN


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Houston Astros -145                        


MLB Totals: 8.0  


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