Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 27 (4/27): MLB

Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, April 27 (4/27): MLB

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Time 8:05 p.m. EST
Astros money line -135
Astros run line -1.5 (+135)
Rangers money line +113
Rangers run line +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 8.5


Key stats

  Houston Astros Texas Rangers 
Record 8-9 6-11
Road / home record 6-5 2-6
Last 10 record 3-7 4-6
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 6-11 8-7-2
Runs / game 3.50 4.81
Runs allowed / game 4.25 5.00



The Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers will play the 3rd game of the series at the Globe Life Field on Wednesday night. The Astros got the win in the second of the series 5-1. Kyle Tucker homered and drove in three runs to power the Houston Astros past the Texas Rangers.

Houston Astros

The Astros get here with a 8-9 record and have lost 2 of their last 3 games. The team is averaging 3.50 runs per game while allowing 4.25 runs. Alex Bregman has 3 home runs 12 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .311 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 4 home runs.

Jake Odorizzi allowed one hit over six innings. He permitted just two baserunners and won for the first time in 10 starts since last August. He entered with a 9.00 ERA and had given up 16 hits in nine innings during his first three starts this season.

Probable Pitcher: 

Cristian Javier (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. The 25-year-old has worked in long relief to begin the season, but he'll receive a starting opportunity after delivering 8.1 innings across his three appearances. Javier threw 55 pitches in his previous appearance, so he may be limited to about 70-to-80 pitches his first time through the rotation.

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 6-11 record but they have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.81 runs per game with a .234 at bat while allowing 5 runs. Nathaniel Lowe is batting for .381. Adolis Garcia has 2 home runs and 10 RBI.

Dane Dunning struck out five and allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings in the first game of the series against the Astros.

Probable Pitcher:

Glenn Otto (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 3rd game of the series. He'll be making a second straight turn in the rotation as a replacement for Jon Gray (knee), who recently moved to the injured list for the second time this season. He pitched 2 games against the Astros last season and allowed 7 runs in 8.1 innings pitched.


Houston are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

Houston are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against Texas.

Texas are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.

Texas are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.


The Astros bounced back and got the win in the second of the series. The Rangers couldn't do much against Odorizzi and they'll face now Cristian Javier who has been really good so far this season allowing zero runs in his last 3 games. Look for the Astros to stay hot and win this game.

PICK: Astros ML (-135)

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