Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds & Game Analysis | May 19


By Ed Winchester | May 19, 2022 10:03 AM

The Texas Rangers visit the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park, taking the field at 8:10pm ET on Thursday May 19th, 8:10pm ET. The Texas Rangers are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros.

Houston and Texas Betting Info

  • Each of the Astros’ last six night games against AL West opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The Rangers have lost 20 of their last 21 games at Minute Maid Park against teams that held a winning record.

Texas Rangers Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .222
Team OBP .290
AVG Runs Scored 4.3
Team ERA 4.11
Team WHIP 1.29
Starters ERA 4.56
Starters WHIP 1.31

Key Players for Texas

  • Joseph Barlow: 1.35 ERA, 10.13 K/9, 0.83 WHIP
  • Matthew Bush: 4.40 ERA, 11.93 K/9, 1.26 WHIP
  • Martín Pérez: 2.01 ERA, 7.36 K/9, 1.02 WHIP
  • Elijah White: .231 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .327 SLG, .660 OPS, 10 Runs
  • Jose Adolis García: .209 Batting Avg, .265 OBP, .418 SLG, .683 OPS, 23 Runs
  • Jonah Heim: .300 Batting Avg, .388 OBP, .543 SLG, .931 OPS, 15 Runs
  • Corey Seager: .244 Batting Avg, .322 OBP, .437 SLG, .759 OPS, 19 Runs
  • Andy Ibáñez: .187 Batting Avg, .245 OBP, .242 SLG, .487 OPS, 10 Runs
  • Kole Calhoun: .242 Batting Avg, .296 OBP, .444 SLG, .740 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Bradley Miller: .213 Batting Avg, .260 OBP, .427 SLG, .687 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Marcus Semien: .173 Batting Avg, .235 OBP, .223 SLG, .458 OPS, 13 Runs
  • David Lowe: .236 Batting Avg, .287 OBP, .315 SLG, .602 OPS, 10 Runs

Houston Astros Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .229
Team OBP .307
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 3.02
Team WHIP 1.13
Starters ERA 3.20
Starters WHIP 1.13

Key Players for Houston

  • Thomas Pressly: 4.26 ERA, 4.27 K/9, 1.26 WHIP
  • Rafael Montero: 0.57 ERA, 9.77 K/9, 0.77 WHIP
  • Justin Verlander: 1.38 ERA, 8.08 K/9, 0.68 WHIP
  • Martín Maldonado: .116 Batting Avg, .206 OBP, .233 SLG, .439 OPS, 12 Runs
  • Michael Brantley: .285 Batting Avg, .354 OBP, .431 SLG, .785 OPS, 15 Runs
  • Yordan Alvarez: .252 Batting Avg, .353 OBP, .580 SLG, .933 OPS, 24 Runs
  • Yulieski Gurriel: .242 Batting Avg, .280 OBP, .419 SLG, .699 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Chas McCormick: .233 Batting Avg, .286 OBP, .427 SLG, .713 OPS, 13 Runs
  • Jeremy Peña: .274 Batting Avg, .333 OBP, .522 SLG, .855 OPS, 19 Runs
  • Jose Altuve: .258 Batting Avg, .343 OBP, .538 SLG, .881 OPS, 17 Runs
  • Kyle Tucker: .246 Batting Avg, .344 OBP, .462 SLG, .806 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Alexander Bregman: .230 Batting Avg, .351 OBP, .421 SLG, .772 OPS, 20 Runs

The Astros and Rangers have met four times this season, with the Astros winning three times and the Rangers winning once. Their most recent matchup on April 28, 2022 ended 3-2 with the Houston Astros taking the win.

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