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    The Houston Astros (6-8) and the Texas Rangers (8-5) square off on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET. The Astros are favored on the moneyline (-182) against the underdog Rangers (+154). Hunter Brown starts for Houston while Texas will counter with Jon Gray.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Astros vs. Rangers

    • Game Day: Saturday, April 15, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • Location: Houston, Texas
    • Stadium: Minute Maid Park
    Astros vs Rangers Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Astros -182 8

    How Do I Watch the Astros vs. the Rangers?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Astros Stats & Trends

    Astros Batting

    • The Astros are 12th in MLB play with 16 total home runs.
    • Houston is 12th in the majors with a .251 batting average.
    • The Astros are 12th in MLB with a .333 on-base percentage.
    • Houston’s 8.6 strikeouts per game rank 15th in the majors.
    • The Astros have hit nine home runs at home this season (1.1 per game).
    • Houston is slugging .370 with 2.1 extra-base hits per game in home contests.
    • The club averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .241 at home this season.

    Astros Key Batters

    • Kyle Tucker leads Houston with an OBP of .426 this season while batting .306 with 11 walks and five runs scored.
    • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Tucker’s batting average ranks 51st, his on-base percentage ranks 22nd, and he is 28th in slugging.
    • Tucker hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .353 with a home run, four walks and five RBI.
    • Yordan Alvarez leads Houston in total hits (13) this season while batting .295 with six extra-base hits.
    • Alvarez’s batting average is 57th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 31st, and his slugging percentage 24th.
    • Chas McCormick is batting .275 with a .500 slugging percentage and nine RBI this year.
    • Alex Bregman is batting .200 with a .333 OBP and six RBI for Houston this season.
    • Bregman heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double, two home runs, six walks and five RBI.

    Rangers Stats & Trends

    Rangers Batting

    • The Rangers rank 17th in Major League Baseball with 15 home runs.
    • Texas has a team batting average of .247 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
    • The Rangers have an on-base percentage of .315 this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
    • Texas ranks seventh in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 Ks per contest.
    • They have averaged 0.3 home runs per game in their four road contests this season.
    • In four road games this season, it is slugging .345 with 13 hits going for extra bases.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .223 with 7.8 base hits per contest.

    Rangers Key Batters

    • Nate Lowe has racked up a slugging percentage of .500, a team-high for the Rangers.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, Lowe’s batting average places him 74th, his on-base percentage ranks 104th, and he is 56th in slugging.
    • Lowe enters this game on a nine-game hitting streak. In his last 10 games he is hitting .268 with five doubles, two home runs, three walks and 10 RBI.
    • Adolis Garcia is hitting .216 with a double, three home runs and four walks.
    • Garcia’s batting average is 148th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 168th, and he is 104th in slugging.
    • Marcus Semien is hitting .236 with four doubles, a home run and three walks.
    • Josh Jung is hitting .277 with two doubles, two home runs and four walks.

    Astros vs. Rangers Probable Pitchers

    Hunter Brown (HOU) Pitcher Jon Gray (TEX)
    1 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
    11.2 IP 12
    3.09 ERA 3.00
    1.114 WHIP 1.250
    9.3 K/9 8.3
    3.9 BB/9 3.8

    Astros vs. Rangers Injury Updates

    • Astros: Jose Altuve: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Michael Brantley: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Lance McCullers Jr.: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Parker Mushinski: 15 Day IL (Spine), Chas McCormick: day-to-day (Eye)
    • Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Corey Seager: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Astros and Rangers (Last 10 Games)

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