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Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/22/2021

The Houston Astros (26-19) will look to Jose Altuve, who is currently on a 15-game hitting streak, when they play the Texas Rangers (20-27). The Astros are favored (-190) for this matchup with the Rangers (+160), which begins at 4:05 PM ET on Saturday at Globe Life Field. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for Houston, and Jordan Lyles is Texas’ pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 22, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Astros vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

McCullers Jr. (HOU) Pitcher Lyles (TEX)
3 – 1 W/L 2 – 3
46.2 IP 44.0
2.70 ERA 5.93
1.070 WHIP 1.550
10 K/9 8.6
4.2 BB/9 3.3

Astros Probable Starter Lance McCullers Jr.

  • McCullers makes the start for the Astros, his ninth of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 52 strikeouts over 46 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Sunday against the Rangers, when the righty threw six scoreless innings while allowing five hits.
  • He will face a Rangers team that is batting .236 as a unit (14th in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .386 (18th in the league) with 56 total home runs (11th in MLB action).
  • The Astros have a 4-3 record in McCullers’ seven starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2021 at 2:19 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs McCullers Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Khris Davis 22 .318 7 2 6 .360 1.042
Joey Gallo 19 .105 2 0 0 .105 .210
Brock Holt 12 .250 3 0 1 .357 .607
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 11 .091 1 0 0 .091 .182
Nick Solak 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .804
Willie Calhoun 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nate Lowe 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Adolis García 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Jose Trevino 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
David Dahl 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles (2-3) will take to the mound for the Rangers and make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in six innings pitched against the Yankees on Tuesday.
  • The Astros are batting .272 this season, first in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .435 (third in the league) with 51 home runs.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 5-4.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2021 at 2:19 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Lyles

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Martín Maldonado 11 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yuli Gurriel 10 .100 1 0 0 .100 .200
Michael Brantley 10 .200 2 0 0 .200 .400
Alex Bregman 7 .286 2 1 1 .375 1.089
Carlos Correa 7 .429 3 0 1 .429 .858
Kyle Tucker 6 .333 2 1 2 .333 1.166
José Altuve 6 .500 3 1 1 .571 1.571
Aledmys Díaz 5 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Jason Castro 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros score an average of 5.4 runs per road game compared to 5.4 per contest at home.
  • The Astros are the second-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.4 runs per game (242 total).
  • The Astros have gone 21-15 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 58.3% of those games).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -190 or shorter, Houston has a 4-4 record (winning 50% of its games).
  • Houston has had an over/under set by bookmakers 45 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 27 of those games (27-16-2).
  • Houston has an 8-2 record across the 10 games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have scored 191 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 18th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 3.7 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 4.4 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 42 times and won 18, or 42.9%, of those games.
  • This season, Texas has won five of its nine games, or 55.6%, when they’re the underdog by at least +160 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 21 of 47 chances this season.
  • Texas has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 2-8 in those contests.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros in runs batted in (37) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .331.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB, Gurriel’s 53 hits rank fourth, his 37 RBI rank second, his .331 AVG ranks ninth, his .402 OBP ranks 12th, and his .556 SLG ranks first.
  • Yordan Alvarez has 11 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and four walks while hitting .329.
  • Alvarez ranks 17th in hits (49), 10th in AVG (.329), and 17th in SLG (.557) among the qualified hitters in MLB play.

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 167 .269 28 6 22 .332 .769
Yuli Gurriel 160 .331 22 7 37 .402 .958
Kyle Tucker 160 .231 30 10 28 .288 .757
Michael Brantley 158 .310 24 3 14 .349 .817
Yordan Alvarez 149 .329 28 7 25 .358 .915
Myles Straw 148 .230 14 0 16 .305 .575
Alex Bregman 147 .313 26 5 24 .384 .853
Jose Altuve 143 .308 26 5 20 .358 .813
Martín Maldonado 108 .157 9 3 8 .229 .516
Aledmys Díaz 83 .277 10 1 13 .326 .724

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nick Solak is batting .257 with eight home runs and 21 RBI for Texas this season.
  • Solak’s 46 hits rank 22nd among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs with 12, runs batted in with 35 and a batting average of .291.
  • Among qualified hitters, Garcia ranks fourth in HR (12), and sixth in RBI (35) in the league.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 185 .281 28 5 18 .323 .750
Nick Solak 179 .257 31 8 21 .332 .773
Nate Lowe 173 .254 21 7 27 .353 .763
Joey Gallo 152 .211 23 7 21 .358 .726
Adolis García 141 .291 21 12 35 .331 .913
David Dahl 137 .219 16 4 12 .253 .611
Willie Calhoun 111 .270 13 5 11 .325 .775
Jose Trevino 105 .257 10 1 7 .273 .578
Charlie Culberson 94 .255 8 3 11 .300 .715
Jonah Heim 58 .190 7 2 5 .238 .600

Astros vs Rangers Player Props

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