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    Yordan Alvarez has 98 hits this season, and will try to notch his 100th when his Houston Astros (71-41) square off against the Texas Rangers (49-61) on Thursday at 2:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored (-273) over the Rangers (+222). Framber Valdez starts for Houston, and Cole Ragans is Texas’ choice to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -273 8

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros average 1.4 home runs per game to rank third in MLB play with 154 total home runs.
    • The Astros’ .240 batting average ranks 17th in the majors.
    • The Astros are 12th in baseball with a .316 on-base percentage.
    • The Astros strike out 7.4 times per game to rank third in baseball.
    • The Astros average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (75 total in home contests).
    • The Astros have a .434 slugging percentage and are averaging 3.1 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages eight hits per game and is batting .247 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Alvarez leads Houston with 98 hits and an OBP of .401 this season.
    • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Alvarez’s batting average ranks 23rd, his on-base percentage ranks third, and he is second in slugging.
    • Kyle Tucker has 17 doubles, 20 home runs and 49 walks while batting .247.
    • Tucker is 95th in batting average, 67th in on-base percentage and 41st in slugging in the majors.
    • Tucker has picked up a hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .400 with two doubles, a home run, three walks and five RBI.
    • Alex Bregman has collected 96 base hits, an OBP of .357 and a slugging percentage of .420 this season.
    • Bregman enters this game with two games in a row with at least one hit. During his last five outings he is hitting .333 with a double and three walks.
    • Jose Altuve leads Houston with a slugging percentage of .508, fueled by 43 extra-base hits.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers’ 136 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.
    • The Rangers rank 19th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Rangers have the 25th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.302).
    • The Rangers rank 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 whiffs per contest.
    • They have averaged 1.2 home runs per game in their 56 road contests this season.
    • They have a team slugging percentage of .403 in away games this season with 165 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .244 with 8.5 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Corey Seager has 103 hits with a .332 on-base percentage, leading the Rangers in both statistics.
    • Including all the qualifying players in the majors, Seager is 79th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Seager hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a home run, four walks and three RBI.
    • Marcus Semien has 18 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 37 walks while hitting .239.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Semien ranks 110th in batting average, 128th in on-base percentage and 93rd in slugging percentage.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .252 with 21 doubles, four triples, 19 home runs and 28 walks.
    • Nate Lowe’s .457 slugging percentage leads his team.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Valdez Ragans
    21 GS 1
    10-4 W-L 0-0
    2.87 ERA 0.00
    135.0 IP 5.0
    48 BB 4
    120 SO 3

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