Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 22, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Houston Astros (26-15) meet the Texas Rangers (18-21) on Sunday at Minute Maid Park, beginning at 2:10 PM ET. Houston’s (-191 to win) Jose Urquidy and Texas’ (+160) Taylor Hearn pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights in this article reference odds valid as of May 22, 2022 at 1:26 PM ET.

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Astros vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Urquidy (HOU) Pitcher Hearn (TEX)
3 – 1 W/L 2 – 2
33.2 IP 29.2
4.81 ERA 5.46
1.485 WHIP 1.652
5.3 K/9 9.4
1.1 BB/9 4.9

Astros Probable Starter Jose Urquidy

  • Urquidy (3-1 with a 4.81 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Astros, his eighth of the season.
  • In his last outing on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering 12 hits.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 4.81, with 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season.
  • Urquidy has one quality start under his belt this season.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.354) and ranks 13th in MLB play with 40 home runs. It has a collective .222 batting average, and is 25th in MLB with 286 total hits and 21st in MLB action scoring 159 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Probable Starter Taylor Hearn

  • Hearn (2-2) will take to the mound for the Rangers and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up three earned runs and allowed five hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 5.46, a 1.938 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.652.
  • Hearn has not earned a quality start in seven starts this season.
  • The Astros are batting .231 this season, 19th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .410 (seventh in the league) with 56 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros have won 71% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (22-9).
  • Houston has played six times as a moneyline favorite with odds of -191 or shorter, and won in each game.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Astros’ implied win probability is 65.6%.
  • In the 41 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Houston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-30-0).
  • The Astros have a 21-20-0 record ATS this season (covering 51.2% of the time).
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 29 times and won 14, or 48.3%, of those games.
  • Texas has a record of 3-5 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +160 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 38.5% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 16 of their 39 opportunities.
  • In 39 games with a spread this season, the Rangers are 24-15-0 ATS.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yordan Alvarez has totaled 32 hits, a team-best for the Astros. He’s batting .256 with three doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 21 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Alvarez ranks 67th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 30th and he is eighth in slugging.
  • Kyle Tucker is batting .250 with six doubles, seven home runs and 21 walks.
  • Tucker’s batting average ranks 74th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 48th, and he is 46th in the league in slugging.
  • Alex Bregman is batting .225 with nine doubles, five home runs and 23 walks.
  • Michael Brantley’s .362 on-base percentage and .422 slugging percentage both lead his team. He has eight doubles, a triple, three home runs and 16 walks while hitting .281.

Astros Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 140 .250 15 7 26 .346 .789
Alex Bregman 138 .225 20 5 22 .341 .740
Michael Brantley 135 .281 15 3 15 .362 .784
Yuli Gurriel 131 .229 14 3 12 .266 .663
Yordan Alvarez 125 .256 24 12 23 .361 .945
Jeremy Pena 122 .279 20 7 21 .338 .846
Chas McCormick 109 .229 14 4 11 .286 .699
Jose Altuve 101 .277 18 8 13 .354 .908
Martín Maldonado 91 .121 12 3 10 .206 .448
Aledmys Díaz 88 .227 7 2 10 .277 .584

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Corey Seager has 37 hits and an OBP of .323 to go with a slugging percentage of .442. All three of those stats are tops among Texas hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified batters in the big leagues, Seager is 70th in batting average, 80th in on-base percentage, and 47th in slugging percentage.
  • Adolis Garcia has collected 31 hits this season to earn an on-base percentage of .264.
  • Among all qualifying hittersplayers, Garcia ranks 133rd in batting average, 148th in on-base percentage and 87th in slugging percentage.
  • Jonah Heim has collected 22 base hits, an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .488 this season.
  • Brad Miller has been key for Texas with 20 hits, an OBP of .250 plus a slugging percentage of .402.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 150 .180 13 0 9 .242 .475
Corey Seager 147 .252 20 8 19 .323 .765
Adolis García 146 .212 23 6 25 .264 .668
Nate Lowe 133 .248 11 2 12 .301 .624
Kole Calhoun 111 .243 10 6 14 .292 .742
Brad Miller 97 .206 9 6 18 .250 .652
Andy Ibáñez 97 .186 10 1 5 .240 .477
Mitch Garver 89 .202 8 3 8 .287 .624
Jonah Heim 80 .275 15 4 14 .363 .851
Eli White 58 .207 11 1 5 .313 .606

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