Texas Rangers at Houston Astros - 8/10/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Houston Astros (70-40) vs Texas Rangers (48-60)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Minute Maid Park)

Justin Verlander (15-3) (1.73) vs Glenn Otto (4-8) (5.31)

Betting Odds: Houston Astros -357 / Texas Rangers +240 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Minute Maid Park. The Astros were able to secure a victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night. 

The Astros come into this game with a 71-40 record overall but they had lost two games in a row before winning on Tuesday. Even on Tuesday, they fell behind 4-0, before they were able to score four runs in the 4th inning to secure the win. The Astros pitching has been the strength this season giving up 3.27 runs per game which is second in baseball. Jose Altuve has hit 19 home runs and driven in 39 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Rangers who sit with a 48-61 record overall The Rangers pitching has been the thing that has let them down all season giving up 4.46 runs per game. The offense has been good though averaging 4.45 runs per game which is 12th best in the league. Adolis Garcia has hit 19 home runs and driven in 71 RBIs so far this season. 

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On the mound for the Rangers is Glenn Otto who sits with a 4-8 record and an ERA of 5.31. In his last start against the White Sox he went six innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

On the mound for the Astros is Justin Verlander who sits with a 15-3 record overall and they have gone 1.73. In his last start against the Cleveland Guardians, he went six innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

The Rangers are 0-8 in Otto’s last eight starts. The Astros are 1-5 in their last six games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-1 in the Astros last five home games. The under is 4-0 in Otto’s last four starts following a team loss in their previous game. 

The Rangers have lost the last eight games that Otto’s have started, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. Verlander gave up zero runs in his last stars, and the Rangers bats are going to be ice cold in this game. Look for the Astros to cruise to the victory here and win this game on the run line.

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