Houston Astros at Texas Rangers: 4/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers: 4/25/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers (5-10) vs Houston Astros (7-8)

Game Info: Monday, April 25, 2022 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Dane Dunning (0-1) (5.68) vs Framber Valdez (1-1) (4.50)

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The Houston Astros will visit the Texas Rangers in the first game of their series in the American League West matchup from Globe Life Field on Monday night. The weather is expected to be not slightly humid with a 33.3% chance of rain and 12.3 mile per hour winds.

The Houston Astros are coming off of a 1 run win against the Toronto Blue Jays in their last game. Rookie Jeremy Peña hit a two-run homer in the 10th inning to secure the win for Houston as they avoided the sweep. The series is at 2-1 in favor of the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Luis Garcia got the start for the Houston Astros in this one. He has a 4.6 ERA, with 14 strikes and a .96 whip. He gave up five hits and five runs with six strikeouts in six innings.

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Houston Astros right-hander, Framber Valdez will be the starter for this one. This season  he has a 4.50 ERA, with 12 strikes and a 1.57 whip. 

The Texas Rangers are coming off of a 2 run loss against the Oakland Athletics in their last game. The series is at 2-1 in favor of the Texas Rangers.

Garrett Richards got the start for the Texas Rangers in this one. He has a 3 ERA, with 5 strikes and a 1.5 whip. Richards pitched two scoreless innings to secure the loss. 

Texas Rangers right-hander, Dane Dunning will be the starter for this one. This season he has a 5.68 ERA, with 14 strikes and a 1.89 whip. Dunning is winless in two appearances against Houston.

The Astros are 13-5 in their last 18 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400 and are 97-41 in their last 138 during game 1 of a series. The Astros are also 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games. The Rangers are 18-38 in their last 56 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game and are 6-13 in their last 19 Monday games. The Rangers are also 5-11 in their last 16 overall and are 4-9 in their last 13 games on grass. The Astros are 40-19 in the last 59 meetings and should easily get the win here as they are simply the better club.

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