Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 4-16-2023

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Texas Rangers will go against the Houston Astros in MLB action in Minute Maid Park, TX, on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 7:08 PM ET.


On Friday, the Rangers won match one of the series, taking exclusive possession of first place in the AL West by overtaking the Los Angeles Angels.


The victory was important for a Rangers team that had a 5-29 record in Houston since 2019 and put Texas 2.5 games ahead of the Astros.


Texas won 6-3 thanks to a two-run home run by right fielder Adolis Garca in the third inning and 3 RBI by first baseman Nathaniel Lowe.


Texas ranks fifth in run production with 5.62 runs per game and 16th in batting average with a 14th-place.731 OPS. In MLB, the Rangers rank 20th in long balls (15) and 27th in bases stolen (4).


TX’s pitching staff ranks eighth this year with a 3.80 ERA and ninth with a 1.24 WHIP.


With a much stronger performance against Kansas City on April 10 (no earned runs on two hits and 10 Ks in five innings), Sunday’s starting pitcher Andrew Heaney recovered from a terrible first start against Baltimore (7 earned runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings).


The left-hander, who is now 31 years old, pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season, making 16 appearances (14 starts), going 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. In 11 career starts (61.0 innings), 


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Texas’ last 7 matches.
  • The Texas Rangers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The Rangers are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games with Houston.

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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros Predictions 4/16/2023


After 14 games, the Astros are two games under.500 after Houston lost the opening game of the series.


Should supporters in H-Town be in a panic with the difficult schedule of games coming up? In 32 at-bats, Texas limited Houston to six hits in the opening game.


The Astros were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position, sticking out eight times and leaving seven runners on base.


Against starting pitcher Luis Garcia, the Rangers produced five runs, and then added another run in the ninth inning against Ronel Blanco.


The Astros rank 12th in both average runs per game (4.86), batting average (.251), and OPS (.726). This year, they have nine bags stolen (ranked 17th) and 16 home runs (14th).


With five quality starts, the Houston pitching staff ranks 13th with a 1.33 WHIP and 10th with a 3.91 ERA. On Sunday, Houston will start Framber Valdez in hopes of a third strong outing for the left-hander.


In his most recent start against Pittsburgh, Valdez won his first victory of the 2023 campaign by limiting the Pirates to 2 runs on 3 hits and five walks over seven innings.


  • The total went OVER in 10 of Houston’s last 14 matches.
  • The Houston Astros are 4-2 SU in their last 6 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the Astros’ last 5 matches against Texas.

Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros. The MLB pick for this game is the Houston Astros. In 122 at-bats against left-handed pitchers this season, the Astros hit.262 with a.333 OBP, a.500 SLG, and an OPS of.833.


They have seven home runs and eight doubles. With a substantially lower K-rate (28.2% against right-handers and 14.7% against left-handers), their splits are higher against lefties than righties.


The Rangers are hitting just.225 with a.303 OBP,.300 SLG, and.603 OPS against left-handers this season, going 0-5 in their previous five road matches versus a left-handed starter.


Additionally, Valdez had success in the past against them (13 career appearances, 6-3, 2.55 ERA, 77 Ks). The Houston Astros will win to a predicted score of 


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Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros 4/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:08 PM ET


Location: Minute Maid Park, TX


Date: Sunday, April 16, 2023




MLB Odds: Texas Rangers +175


MLB Totals: 7.5


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