Houston Astros at Texas Rangers odds, picks and predictions


The Houston Astros (45-38) and Texas Rangers (50-33) face each other on Sunday for the 3rd game of their 4-game series in Arlington. First pitch from Globe Life Field is at 2:35 p.m. ET.

Season series: Rangers lead 3-2

The Astros had their 3-game winning streak snapped on Saturday with the Rangers winning 5-2 to tie the series at 1. Houston won the opener 5-3. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games and trail the division-leading Rangers in the AL West by 5 games.

The Rangers have lost 5 of their last 8 games. Even so they have the 2nd-best record in the American League.

Astros at Rangers projected starters

RHP Shawn Dubin vs. LHP Andrew Heaney

Dubin (0-0 10.80 ERA) makes his 1st career start and 3rd appearance. He has a 2.00 WHIP 1 BB and 8 K in 5 innings.

  • Was 0-2 with 7.96 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 9 minor-league games (5 starts) for AAA Sugar Land
  • Last appearance: 2 IP in relief 1 ER 2 H 0 BB 4 K in 10-7 road win over St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday

Heaney (5-5 4.38 ERA) makes his 16th start. He has a 1.31 WHIP 3.9 BB/9 and 9.3 K/9 in 78 innings.

  • Last start: Loss 5 2/3 IP 6 ER 6 H 3 BB 5 K in 7-2 home loss to Detroit Tigers last Monday
  • Went 1-2 with 5.87 ERA in 5 starts in June

Astros at Rangers odds.

  • Moneyline (ML): Astros +120 (bet $100 to win $120) | Rangers -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
  • Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Astros +1.5 (-165) | Rangers -1.5 (+140)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 9 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Astros at Rangers picks and predictions


Rangers 5 Astros 3


In the last 7 games between the 2 teams they have alternated wins. The Rangers won on Saturday.

The Rangers are 27-16 at home and 21-21 overall against teams with a winning record. The Astros are 23-19 on the road but are 21-25 against teams with winning records.

Heaney is coming off a bad start and was only OK in his other starts last month but the Rangers have won 6 out of his previous 8 starts.

Betting the Rangers on the moneyline isn’t a bad bed but their performance this season against the spread makes the positive odds there the better play.


Run line/Against the spread

The Rangers are 51-32 ATS overall this season the 2nd-best mark in the majors and are 20-14 ATS as home favorites. Five of their last 6 games have been by at least 2 runs. All 3 wins over the Astros this season have been by 2 or more runs.

All 6 of the Rangers’ wins in Heaney’s last 8 starts have been by multiple runs.

The Astros are 43-40 ATS overall and are 15-7 ATS as a road underdog.

BET RANGERS -1.5 (+140).


Neither game this series has reached 9 runs and only 2 of 5 meetings this season have. Four of the Astros’ last 7 games have had more than 9 total runs whil 7 of the Rangers’ last 10 games have not reached 10 total runs.

BET UNDER 9 (-105).

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