Astros vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

Astros vs Rangers Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/12

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros

Get ready for an intense showdown as the Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. With both teams looking to gain momentum, expect a thrilling game filled with strategic pitching and explosive hitting.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 12, 2024
  • Time: 5:10 PM
  • Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
  • Line: HOU -135
  • Over/Under: 9.5

 

Team Breakdown:

Texas Rangers:

The Texas Rangers come into the game with a 7-6 record, aiming to bounce back from a recent loss and continue their solid start to the season. With a potent lineup and Dane Dunning on the mound, the Rangers are confident in their ability to secure a victory.

Pitching Analysis:

Dane Dunning gets the start for the Rangers, looking to build on his early-season success. With a 1-1 record and a 4.15 ERA, Dunning has the potential to stifle the Astros' offense and give his team a chance to win.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Adolis Garcia (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Corey Seager (.311 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Adolis Garcia (13 RBI)

With key hitters like Adolis Garcia leading the charge, the Rangers' lineup poses a constant threat to opposing pitchers and is capable of putting runs on the board in a hurry.

 

Houston Astros:

The Houston Astros come into the game with a 4-10 record, struggling to find consistency both on the mound and at the plate. With the offense faltering, the Astros need a strong performance to turn their season around and secure a much-needed win.

Pitching Analysis:

J.P. France takes the mound for the Astros, aiming to improve on his early-season struggles. With a 0-1 record and a 4.76 ERA, France faces a tough challenge against the potent Rangers' lineup.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Yordan Alvarez (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Jose Altuve (.370 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Yordan Alvarez (12 RBI)

Despite the individual performances of players like Yordan Alvarez and Jose Altuve, the Astros' offense has struggled to produce runs consistently, putting pressure on their pitching staff to keep games close.

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
TEX (7-6) +115 o9.5 (EVEN) +1.5 (-175)
HOU (4-10) -135 u9.5 (-120) -1.5 (+145)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the Texas Rangers to come out on top. Here's why:

The Astros have struggled offensively, failing to provide adequate run support for their pitchers. Facing a solid starter in Dane Dunning, who has shown the ability to keep opposing lineups in check, the Astros could find it challenging to generate offense.

On the other hand, the Rangers have displayed consistency both at the plate and on the mound, giving them a significant advantage in this matchup. With their lineup capable of producing runs and Dane Dunning likely to deliver a quality start, the Rangers are poised to secure a victory over the struggling Astros.

Pick: Texas Rangers

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