Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 28, 2022

Written By Staff on April 28, 2022

The Houston Astros (9-9) visit the Texas Rangers (6-12) on Thursday at 2:05 PM ET. Houston’s (-177 to win) Justin Verlander gets the start against Texas’ (+148) Martin Perez.

The betting insights in what follows reflect odds as of April 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Astros vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Verlander (HOU) Pitcher Pérez (TEX)
1 – 1 W/L 0 – 2
19.0 IP 14.0
1.89 ERA 3.86
0.737 WHIP 1.357
9.5 K/9 7.7
1.9 BB/9 3.2

Astros Probable Starter Justin Verlander

  • Verlander (1-1) takes the mound for the Astros in his fourth start of the season. He has a 1.89 ERA in 19 innings pitched, with 20 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday, the right-hander threw 6 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 39-year-old has amassed a 1.89 ERA and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings in three games this season, while giving up a batting average of .000 to his opponents.
  • Verlander is looking to extend a second-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .227 batting average, and is 17th in the league with 138 total hits and ninth in MLB play with 81 runs scored. It has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.342) and ranks 19th in home runs (15) in all of MLB.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 39-year-old ranks 12th in ERA (1.89), third in WHIP (.737), and 15th in K/9 (9.5).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs Verlander

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kole Calhoun 53 .170 9 1 3 .185 .506
Marcus Semien 31 .323 10 1 1 .323 .839
Willie Calhoun 8 .625 5 1 1 .700 1.700
Corey Seager 8 .125 1 1 3 .111 .611
Brad Miller 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Mitch Garver 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nick Solak 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Rangers Probable Starter Martin Pérez

  • The Rangers will send Perez (0-2) to the mound for his fourth start this season.
  • The left-hander allowed two hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the Oakland Athletics on Saturday.
  • The 31-year-old has pitched in three games this season with an ERA of 3.86, a 2.4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.357.
  • He has one quality starts in three chances this season.
  • The Astros are batting .209 this season, 25th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .357 (18th in the league) with 20 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Pérez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Bregman 18 .167 3 0 1 .348 .515
Yuli Gurriel 16 .500 8 0 4 .500 1.000
Martín Maldonado 16 .562 9 0 4 .611 1.361
Aledmys Díaz 11 .273 3 0 0 .333 .697
Michael Brantley 11 .364 4 0 3 .364 .909
Yordan Alvarez 5 .200 1 0 2 .429 .629
Niko Goodrum 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Chas McCormick 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Kyle Tucker 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.250
Jason Castro 3 .000 0 0 0 .400 .400

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won seven of the 13 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (53.8%).
  • Houston has played as a moneyline favorite of -177 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Astros have an implied win probability of 63.9%.
  • In the 18 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total six times (6-12-0).
  • The Astros have gone 7-11-0 against the spread this season.
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been underdogs in 14 games this season and won five (35.7%) of those contests.
  • Texas has played as an underdog of +148 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Rangers, based on the moneyline, is 40.3%.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by bookmakers in seven of 18 chances this season.
  • The Rangers are 8-10-0 against the spread this season.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Alex Bregman has put up a team-best .384 on-base percentage. He’s batting .267 with three doubles, three home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in MLB, Bregman ranks 62nd in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage, and 49th in slugging.
  • Yordan Alvarez has two doubles, four home runs and seven walks while hitting .234.
  • Michael Brantley is batting .303 with three doubles, two home runs and five walks. He has a .439 slugging percentage, which leads the Astros.
  • Brantley has hit safely in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .381 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Jeremy Pena has three doubles, a triple, three home runs and six walks while hitting .246, and he paces his team with 15 hits.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 67 .179 5 3 11 .247 .575
Michael Brantley 66 .303 8 2 7 .352 .791
Jeremy Pena 61 .246 10 3 7 .319 .794
Alex Bregman 60 .267 9 3 12 .384 .851
Yuli Gurriel 55 .218 5 0 3 .232 .577
Chas McCormick 50 .280 3 1 3 .308 .708
Yordan Alvarez 47 .234 8 4 7 .333 .865
Aledmys Díaz 42 .167 3 1 3 .255 .517
Martín Maldonado 35 .086 6 1 4 .233 .433
Jose Siri 31 .194 5 1 3 .265 .588

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Adolis Garcia has been key for Texas with 14 hits, an OBP of .299 plus a slugging percentage of .403.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the majors, Garcia’s batting average ranks 124th, his on-base percentage ranks 101st, and he is 74th in slugging.
  • Jonah Heim is slugging .621 while driving in nine runs and batting .345 this season.
  • Nate Lowe has 24 hits and an OBP of .387 to go with a slugging percentage of .443.
  • Corey Seager has one home run, nine RBI and a batting average of .243 this season.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 72 .167 9 0 6 .235 .457
Nate Lowe 70 .343 6 1 9 .387 .830
Corey Seager 70 .243 6 1 9 .289 .589
Adolis García 67 .209 12 3 11 .299 .702
Mitch Garver 55 .182 6 2 5 .281 .572
Andy Ibáñez 49 .224 6 1 5 .240 .567
Brad Miller 45 .200 4 2 10 .229 .585
Kole Calhoun 45 .200 1 0 1 .234 .456
Willie Calhoun 37 .162 7 1 2 .326 .650
Nick Solak 33 .242 7 2 3 .324 .748

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