Astros Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 15, 2021

Posted By Staff on June 15, 2021

The Houston Astros (37-28) match up against the Texas Rangers (25-41) a game after Michael Brantley had a four-hit showing in a 14-3 win over the Twins. The Astros are favored () in this matchup with the Rangers (), which begins at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday. Lance McCullers Jr. gets the starting nod for Houston, and Kyle Gibson is Texas’ choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 15, 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 Gibson (TEX)
3 – 1 W/L 4 – 0
51.2 IP 71.2
2.96 ERA 2.13
1.160 WHIP 1.000
10.3 K/9 7.3
4.5 BB/9 2.6

Astros Probable Starter Lance McCullers Jr.

  • The Astros will send McCullers (3-1) to the mound for his 10th start of the season. He is 3-1 with a 2.96 ERA and 59 strikeouts through 51 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Saturday, May 22 against the Rangers, when the right-hander threw five innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .230 batting average, and is 18th in the league with 505 total hits and 22nd in MLB action with 262 runs scored. They have the 25th-ranked slugging percentage (.373) and rank 18th in home runs (71) in all of MLB.
  • The Astros have a 4-4 record in McCullers’ eight starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 15, 2021 at 2:17 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Stats vs McCullers Jr.

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joey Gallo 21 .095 2 0 0 .136 .231
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 14 .286 4 0 2 .286 .643
Brock Holt 12 .250 3 0 1 .357 .607
Nick Solak 9 .333 3 0 0 .455 .899
Willie Calhoun 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Nate Lowe 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Adolis García 5 .200 1 1 1 .333 1.133
Charlie Culberson 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Jose Trevino 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250

Rangers Probable Starter Kyle Gibson

  • The Rangers will send Gibson (4-0) to the mound for his 13th start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Wednesday, when he tossed six innings while giving up two earned runs on four hits in a matchup with the Giants.
  • The Astros have scored 358 runs this season, which ranks first in MLB. They have 619 hits, first in baseball, with 81 home runs (10th in the league).
  • His team is 7-4 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 15, 2021 at 2:17 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Astros Stats vs Gibson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael Brantley 35 .314 11 1 5 .415 .844
José Altuve 29 .276 8 0 2 .323 .633
Alex Bregman 18 .333 6 1 2 .455 1.066
Yuli Gurriel 16 .125 2 1 1 .176 .551
Kyle Tucker 13 .308 4 0 0 .308 .616
Carlos Correa 12 .167 2 0 2 .154 .321
Martín Maldonado 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Jason Castro 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .555
Myles Straw 8 .125 1 0 0 .125 .250
Chas McCormick 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Astros Betting Trends

  • The Astros’ offense is averaging 5.2 runs in home games while scoring 5.8 per game away from Minute Maid Park.
  • The Astros have the top offense in MLB play scoring 5.5 runs per game (358 total runs).
  • The Astros have been the moneyline favorite 49 total times this season. They’ve gone 27-22 in those games.
  • Houston has a 4-5 record (winning 44.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -182 or shorter.
  • Houston has had an over/under set by bookmakers 65 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 37 of those games (37-26-2).
  • Houston has a 3-4 record over the seven games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have scored 262 runs (4.0 per game) this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
  • In 35 road games this season, they’ve scored 4.2 runs per contest compared to the 3.7 per game they average at home.
  • The Rangers have won 22, or 37.9%, of the 58 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Texas has won 10 of its 20 games, or 50%, when they’re the underdog by at least +150 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 29 of 66 chances this season.
  • In eight games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Texas has a record of 2-6.

Astros Players to Watch

  • Yuli Gurriel leads the Astros with 47 runs batted in.
  • Among the qualified hitters in baseball, Gurriel ranks 14th in hits (71), seventh in RBI (47), fifth in AVG (.323), seventh in OBP (.390), and eighth in SLG (.536).
  • Carlos Correa is hitting .288 with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 31 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Correa ranks 17th in hits (68), 24th in AVG (.288), 21st in OBP (.372), and 21st in SLG (.492).

Astros Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Tucker 239 .268 42 13 43 .321 .827
Carlos Correa 236 .288 44 11 35 .372 .864
Jose Altuve 226 .288 45 12 30 .353 .826
Alex Bregman 224 .281 37 7 34 .356 .794
Yuli Gurriel 220 .323 31 10 47 .390 .926
Myles Straw 207 .256 24 0 22 .328 .637
Yordan Alvarez 202 .302 36 9 35 .350 .870
Michael Brantley 187 .337 29 3 21 .381 .878
Martín Maldonado 162 .167 17 4 17 .246 .524
Chas McCormick 81 .235 18 6 20 .313 .819

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Nate Lowe has been key for Texas with nine home runs, 35 RBI and a batting average of .245 this season.
  • Lowe’s home run and hit totals do not rank in the top 15 among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs (16) and runs batted in (46) this season while batting .272.
  • Garcia ranks sixth in HR (16), and ninth in RBI (46) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rangers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 265 .294 37 5 26 .327 .742
Nick Solak 244 .230 36 8 26 .304 .689
Nate Lowe 237 .245 29 9 35 .344 .736
Adolis García 217 .272 29 16 46 .306 .831
Joey Gallo 205 .220 34 11 28 .377 .782
Willie Calhoun 173 .249 20 5 17 .319 .718
Jose Trevino 139 .237 12 2 11 .255 .557
Charlie Culberson 130 .223 10 3 12 .273 .635
Brock Holt 95 .242 10 1 11 .339 .686
Jonah Heim 83 .205 10 3 7 .264 .637

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